Updated: American Bandstand's Dick Clark Dies At 82

What are your favorite Dick Clark memories?

Dick Clark, the beloved entertainer and all-American television host, died today after suffering a massive heart attack, according to ABC News and the Associated Press.

The long-time TV and radio personality and New Year's Rockin' Eve host was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1929, according to ABC News.

Clark attended Mount Vernon High School.

From radio DJ to all-American icon, Clark left many viewers with memories of American television and music. He brought the old-time dance, the Twist, and the early sounds of Elvis into the homes of Americans through his popular "American Bandstand" show.

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host who took over NYE hosting duties from Clark, said on Twitter today that he is praying for the Clark family and saddened by the loss.

"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," he Tweeted about 30 minutes ago.

What is your favorite Dick Clark moment? Share your sentiments in the comments section below.

Judy Ellard April 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I'll never forget going on American Bandstand & wondering why the studio looked so big on TV when it was very small. Great memories, thanks Dick Clark, you will always have a special place in my heart.
Briar Bagels April 19, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I grew up on Dick Clark. From American Bandstand to his game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, he always knew how to put on a show. Thanks for the memories!
Ashley Elam April 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
So sad that he passed away. It will never be New Year's with out him. I loved his strength to battle back from the stroke that nearly took that golden voice. It will be 2012 forever now.
jay k theise April 19, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Dick Clark A lighthouse of my past has gone out
James Marvell April 20, 2012 at 01:22 AM
It was 1969 and I was with the band Mercy. Dick Clark had me on the phone as his audience on American Bandstand was rating our song "Love Can Make You Happy". Dick Clark tells me, "the kids love your song!" The rest was history. Mercy went on to make the Top 10 second only to The Beatles' "Get Back." James Marvell formerly of MERCY See photo from the '60s - http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/ClassicNews/marvellandmercyforvideorodney_001.jpg


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