Los Angeles - Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on American Bandstand, has died. He was 82.
Spokesperson Paul Shefrin says Clark died of a massive heart attack at Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica, a day after he was admitted for an outpatient procedure.
Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk.
Long dubbed "the world's oldest teenager" because of his boyish appearance, Clark also was a successful businessman. He hosted an annual New Year's Eve special and supplied a variety of game shows and music specials to TV, including 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.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
For the past ten years, the South African Film and Television Awards, have become the paramount celebration of professionals in the industry Read More »
MTV (DStv channel 130) will produce a local version of Viacom’s global hit entertainment show, Lip Sync Battle Africa. Read More »
All the deets.
Live gig pics.
New local act.
Our epic night.
JohannesburgFirst Time PlacementsR15 000 - R18 000 Per Month
RoodepoortPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R6 000 Per Month
East RandPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R12 500 Per Month
HousesR 7 500 000
Apartments / FlatsR 845 000
TownhousesR 910 000