Dick Clark Dies at 82

The Rview would like to say farewell to American television icon, Dick Clark, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 82. Clark suffered a massive heart attack during an outpatient procedure at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and was unable to be resuscitated.

Clark, known by many as “America’s Oldest Teenager” for his timeless youthful appearance, leaves behind an entertainment legacy. Most noted as the host and producer of “American Bandstand,” which pioneered the coupling of music and television, he was the founder of Dick Clark Productions, the American Music Awards, and was also a veteran radio host. Clark was also the creator of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” which, despite having limited speech capabilities resulting from a stroke in 2004, he continued to host up until this past New Year’s.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Clark’s family as they get through this difficult time.

Douglas E. Payne