Hollywood icon Dick Clark passed away today at the age of 82.
Celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their grief at the loss of such a legend. Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest 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.
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!
Snoop Dogg @SnoopDogg REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir
Marie Osmond @marieosmond In 1974, my first time on BandStand, I thought Dick Clark was the most handsome man in show business. In 1998, when he created and produced the Donny & Marie talk show, I realized that was truly the hardest working man in show biz. And, now in 2012, I will always remember him as one of the most honorable men in show business. Thank you, Dick, for every great way you encouraged me in my career. You are loved. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=23295954&l=4247d1dba3&id=311781435323
Anderson Cooper @andersoncooper What a career Dick Clark had! What a life! My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Jonas Brothers @JonasBrothers You'll continue to be an inspiration to us all Dick Clark. Thanks for the amazing rockin years you were with us. You'll truly be missed
Jenny McCarthy @JennyMcCarthy RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo
Shanna Moakler @ShannaMoakler I will Miss you Dick Clark, It was a honor to be interviewed by you at #MissTeenUSA you will be so missed. xoxo https://say.ly/SPz36WP
Jackée Harry @JackeeHarry RIP To My Dear Friend Of 30yrs .. Famed Producer/Host, Dick Clark. Gone, But #NeverToBeForgotten
Seth Green @SethGreen So saddened by Dick Clark's passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou
Debbie Gibson @DebbieGibson Just heard about Dick Clark. Oh man.... So sad :-(
Dennis Haskins @mrbelding Sad to pass along the passing of a true legend - Dick Clark. Can anyone else hear the American Bandstand theme? #legend
dave holmes @DaveHolmes Worked with Dick Clark a few years back. Dude did it ALL: wrote cue cards, moved lights, called shots. An inspiration and a very nice guy.
Don Lemon @donlemoncnn Dick Clark invented 'ageless' & American Bandstand is timeless. First Don Corneilus, now Dick at 82. #RIPDickClark #CNN
President Barack Obama's statement:
"With 'American Bandstand,' he introduced decades' worth of viewers to the music of our times. He reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer. And, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year. But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel -- as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was. As we say a final 'so long' to Dick Clark, America's oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends -- which number far more than he knew."
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