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Dick Clark, the 82-year-old TV producer best known for hosting New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and American Bandstand, died from a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday morning, according to a representative.
ABC News reports that the media mogul, nicknamed "America’s Oldest Teenager" for his youthful look, had previously suffered a stroke in 2004 and had been diagnosed with diabetes.
Over the course of his career, Clark made more than 20 movies and turned out 7,500 hours of TV programming. With a slew of Emmys and Grammys and a wide range of businesses, the television icon was thought to be one of the richest men in Hollywood.
Clark is survived by his third wife, Kari Wigton.
We'll likely have more over on Brow Beat shortly, but for now here's a video clip of Clark on This Is Your Life ... back in 1959: