For now, Dick Clarkâ€¦ so long: People from around the world pay their respects
Dick Clark Publicist: Dick Clark passed away this morning at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack it was announced by his family.
— Jake Carpenter (@jakeacarpenter) April 18, 2012
Legendary TV and radio host Dick Clark has passed away today at the age of 82 after suffering a massive heart attack. Best known as the host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” Clark was one of the biggest entertainment icons of his generation.
He will be missed.
R I P Dick Clark, the music bandstand gave us will never be forgotten
— Larry O'Callaghan (@mimico1958) April 18, 2012
I really miss American Bandstand and the 25,000 Pyramid…..rest in peace Dick Clark (November 30, 1929—April 18, 2012)
— 9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) April 18, 2012
I can't believe Dick Clark died! I thought he'd live forever. #bandstand
— Jenny Williams (@jennywilliams) April 18, 2012
Whenever I had no one to kiss on NYE, seeing Dick Clark kiss his wife always made me wish I could have that someday
— Kevin Zabel (@kevinjzabel) April 18, 2012
R.I.P Dick Clark…wow, can't believe it….a true American Icon ♥
— Anakin Skywalker (@softballcappy24) April 18, 2012
all i wanna do right now is watch reruns of $100,000 Pyramid. RIP Dick Clark.
— brittany marie (@brittanylove917) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark introduced music and artists to those of us who would have never ventured out on our own. He broke barriers. R.I.P. Dick Clark.
— Dwayne K. Sutton (@dksutton) April 18, 2012
So sad to hear about Dick Clark, he was a wonderful man =( I had the honor & privilege of meeting him a few times & he was a a great person
— Jessica (@jessfuentes126) April 18, 2012
Tons of Celebrities and public figures from around the world also logged onto Twitter and payed their respects to the legend:
Rest in Peace Dick Clark!! Thanks for entertaining my family for decades! New Years won't be the same ever again!
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark. Being able to do the New Year's special w him was an honor. A TV pioneer and extraordinary business man. God Bless.
— Wayne Brady (@waynebrady) April 18, 2012
R.I.P. Dick Clark – Radio & Television lost one of our most legendary pioneers. New Years Eve will never be the same.
— Ricki Lake Show (@RickiLakeShow) April 18, 2012
REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 18, 2012
RIP to another legend! We will miss u Dick Clark! Thank I for EVERYTHING u have done for us all!!!
— Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) April 18, 2012
R. I. P. Dick Clark. Thoughts and prayers with the Clark Family.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark: we played his show once and he was a total gentleman. He was a huge influence on american TV
— Jeff Stinco (@jeffstinco) April 18, 2012
RIP To My Dear Friend Of 30yrs .. Famed Producer/Host, Dick Clark. Gone, But #NeverToBeForgotten.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 18, 2012
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark. Will think of you every NYE.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 18, 2012
Our hearts go out 2 Dick Clark's family. The memories u've created will live forever & r experiences w/ u is … http://t.co/y95DLKU2
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) April 18, 2012
We love you Dick Clark and always will! And may your family find comfort at this time…
— Nikki Blonsky (@NikkiBlonsky) April 18, 2012
Damn Dick Clark dead? New years will never be the same. Another legend gone.
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) April 18, 2012
Very saddened by the loss of a true legend… Mr Dick Clark. #ripDC
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) April 18, 2012
Condolences to the family of Dick Clark. We join them in mourning his passing, & will never forget his achievements in entertainment & music
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) April 18, 2012
RIP television legend Dick Clark: http://t.co/XE4k3wPI We'll miss you here in Times Square.
— MTV (@MTV) April 18, 2012
Rest in peace, Dick Clark.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark was a Rock 'n' Roll Radio/TV icon with an influence on pop culture for more than 50 years. Rest in peace. -ISAAC
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) April 18, 2012
So saddened by Dick Clark's passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 18, 2012
Watching "This Is Your Life" show on Dick Clark. RIP – http://t.co/gn1scR8x
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark. What a legend …
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 18, 2012
Sad to hear the passing of Dick Clark – He had such a profound influence on radio, music, and the entertainment industry as a whole.
— JB and the Moonshine (@moonshineband) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP… http://t.co/k6ZxtpB1
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark – thanks for the many years of entertainment
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) April 18, 2012
RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) April 18, 2012
Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 18, 2012
Perhaps nobody is more depressed to hear the news than his successor Ryan Seacrest.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 18, 2012