Dick Clark Dead: Famed ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Host Dies of Heart Attack at 82 By Katrina Grant On 04/18/12 AT 3:41 PM Dick Clark died today of a heart attack at 82 years old, and it was fitting that the man dubbed "The World's Oldest Teenager" found his first wife during his teenage years. But it was 20 years later until Clark found lasting love with wife No. 3, Kari Clark. Photo: Reuters Dick Clark has died. He passed away at the age of 82 this morning from a massive heart attack.