Dick Clark Dead at Age 82

CALIFORNIA—(ENEWSPF)—April 18, 2012.  Dick Clark died today after suffering a massive heart attack.  He was 82 years old.

Clark’s youthful appearance, earned him the moniker of “America’s Oldest teenager.”

Best known as the host of ‘American Bandstand,’ Clark also was a radio disk jockey, game-show host of ‘Pyramid’ and New Year’s eve fixture on his ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ show.  He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions.

Clark suffered a major stroke in late 2004 which impaired his speech, but he managed to return to his ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ show on December 31, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Kari Wigton, who he married in 1977.  This was Clark’s third marriage.  Clark had three children from his previous marriages.