MADISON (WKOW) – TV icon Dick Clark has passed away at 82-years-old. Clark's agent says the veteran host died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack. Clark began his career on the weekly danceMore >>
LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Dick Clark, longtime TV host, whose trademark Rockin' Eve became a fixture of New Year's celebrations, died Wednesday.
According to ABC News, Clark's agent Paul Shefrin said in a statement that the veteran host died Wednesday morning following a "massive heart attack." He was 82.
Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk.
Clark hosted an annual New Year's Eve special and supplied a variety of game shows and music specials to TV, including and the American Music Awards.
The original "American Bandstand" was one of network TV's longest-running series as part of ABC's daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. Over the years, it introduced stars ranging from Buddy Holly to Michael Jackson to Madonna.
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