Dick Clark died this morning as a result of a massive heart attack. He was 82.
Dick Clark rose to fame as the host of American Bandstand. The show was first aired on August 5, 1957 on ABC. His first guest on the show was Elvis Presley. Clark hosted American Bandstand until 1989.
In 1972, Clark started New Year's Rockin Eve which he hosted every year until 2004.
In 2004, Clark suffered a stroke that left him unable to host New Year's Rockin' Eve. Ryan Seacrest took over the broadcast for Clark and he would appear sporadically with Seacrest over the years. Clark also revealed to Larry King that he suffered from Type 2 diabetes.
Through the years Clark entertained audiences with new talent and made many celebrity friends along the way.