According to ABC News, television producer and pioneer Dick Clark has passed away at the age of 82.
Clark died earlier today after suffering a “massive heart attack.” TMZ reports:
Clark’s rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
In 2004, Clark, who started his media career in the 1950s with dance show “American Bandstand,” had a stroke, forcing him to leave his longtime hosting position at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
He is survived by his wife Kari Wigton and 3 children. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.