“America’s oldest teenager,” the face of New Year’s Eve, the guy who made “Bandstand” – call him what you will, but entertainment legend Dick Clark has passed away.
The 82-year-old died of a massive heart attack this morning, ABC News reports.
Clark got his start in the Philly music scene in the ’50s working as a DJ. From there, he went on to host “American Bandstand,” the Philadelphia-based TV show featuring local teenagers dancing after school and celebrities performing their latest hits.
He took the show to Hollywood where he became a game show host and spent Decembers in New York hosting “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, but returned to his annual hosting gig. He is survived by his wife and three children.