Dick Clark, the legendary TV personality and host of New Year's Rockin' Eve, died at the age of 82 from heart attack early Wednesday morning.
Sources close to the matter told TMZ that the iconic host had been in St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles undergoing an outpatient procedure on Tuesday night. He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him failed.
Clark was well known for his charismatic personality and hosting several very successful TV shows including American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. He appeared on ABC's New Year's Rockin Eve in 2011 for a brief moment just minutes before the ball dropped in Times Square.
Since Dick Clark has become synonymous with a New Years' celebration for many, several people on Twitter have begun to doubt whether 2013 will ever come. Some have gone a step further: They say that the Mayans were right and that there will never be a New Years' Day again.
Here's a small collection of Twitter users who think the end of the world is nigh:
RT @SalaciousSully: Dick Clark died? So the Mayans were right... there cannot be a 2013.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark. The Mayans said the world was gonna end in 2012. Without Dick Clark we can't bring in 2013 on New Year's Eve. — 93.9 WKYS (@939WKYS) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark is dead.My God, maybe the Mayans were right; maybe he's gone because there won't be a new year to usher in.
— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark passed away, no more New Year's Eve.The world stops with 2012.Fuck you, Mayans.
— Rhiannon (@_rhi) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark has died. With nobody to bring in the New Year, time will end December 31, 2012. Told ya the Mayans were wrong. By 19 days. — Kelkulus (@kelkulus) April 18, 2012
The Mayans are right. Dick Clark has died.The ball will not drop for 2013.
— Eric (@illstr8r) April 18, 2012
With any luck, the Mayans were right, and we won't have to worry about ringing in 2013 without Dick Clark. — Jesse (@misc) April 18, 2012
— Ben Lindbergh (@ben_lindbergh) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark... Maybe the Mayans were right... — Beardjamin Button (@BiggsUNKO) April 18, 2012
Well, we can't have a new year without Dick Clark. You win, Mayans. RIP, Dick.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark's death is clear evidence that the Mayans were right. There will be no New Years 2013. Folks, we've seen our last ball drop. — Rod Snyder (@RodSnyderWV) April 18, 2012
Final sign of the Zombie Apocalypse: the passing of Dick Clark; the Mayans knew after that there'd never be another New Year's Rockin' Eve.
— Just Call Me Frank™© (@JustCallMeFrank) April 18, 2012
New Years Eve without Dick Clark? Maybe the Mayans were right
— Sterlyn Bumgarner (@sbum21) April 18, 2012
There is no New Year without Dick Clark. The Mayans were right. R.I.P. Dick Clark. — David A. Miniel (@bigvato197) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark died. I guess the Mayans were right.
— Ashley Nicosia (@AxemAshley) April 18, 2012
Without Dick Clark there will be no more New Years... Guess the mayans were right after all — Zack Stull (@zack_r_stull) April 18, 2012
No Dick Clark means no New Year which means the Mayans were right.
— Nate Ellman (@GermanNate) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark died today. That means we cant have a new year. The Mayans were right. — justin turner (@omgeo92) April 18, 2012