Wednesday, April 18, 2012

R.I.P. World’s Oldest Teenager

One of television’s most beloved and consummate hosts, Dick Clark, a.k.a. the world’s oldest teenager, has died from a massive heart attack. He was 82.

Clark shot to fame in the 1950s as the host of the iconic and pioneering and seminal American Bandstand, although I knew him mostly as the man fronting that annual tradition known as New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Eve.

For decades, the guy kept going strong, weathering scandals and diversifying his business and nurturing new talent, like Ryan Seacrest, who paid tribute to his friend on last night’s American Idol.

Clark only began slowing down following a stroke in 2004, but had since returned to doing what he loved doing: hosting and bringing a smile to the faces of his many fans.

Click here to read how other celebs paid their respects to one of their heroes.


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