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TomOpus 04-18-12 02:45 PM

RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Dick Clark Dead at 82 'Massive Heart Attack'


Dick Clark -- famed TV producer, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned.

Clark's rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Clark was 82.

Clark's health had been on the decline since he suffered a significant stroke in 2004 -- forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at "New Years' Rockin' Eve," which he created in 1972.

Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006. Dick has appeared on the show sporadically ever since.

Before suffering a stroke, Clark told Larry King he also suffered from Type 2 diabetes.

Clark was married 3 times -- and has 3 children from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton.
"For now, Dick Clark ... so long."
My sister and I would watch Bandstand every Saturday. Very sad :(

Th0r S1mpson 04-18-12 02:47 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
82. Not too bad. Condolences to the Clark Family.

Condolences to the Seacrest family if he's next.

pinata242 04-18-12 02:48 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
I wish I look as good at 82 as he did. RIP.

wishbone 04-18-12 02:51 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
http://i41.tinypic.com/2v8ixxx.jpg

Wow... a true legend and a helluva career.

:rip: Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark

Nick Danger 04-18-12 02:52 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
See? You can work 80-90 hours a week and still have a long and productive life. RIP.

VinVega 04-18-12 02:55 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Wow. New Years will be different this year. Well we might not need it since the world is going to end in Dec. Maybe this is a sign? ;)

:rip: Big Guy. You were an entertainment legend.

Jules Winfield 04-18-12 02:55 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Heard that his real name was Penis Clark but he had too change it because it was too "ethnic". He will be missed.

Goldberg74 04-18-12 03:00 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Jules Winfield (Post 11195445)
Heard that his real name was Penis Clark but he had too change it because it was too "ethnic". He will be missed.

Welcome back Jules. ;)

:rip: -other-

MrSmearkase 04-18-12 03:03 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
:rip:

kvrdave 04-18-12 03:05 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Man, one of those guys you just figure will always be around like Johnny Carson, George Burns, or other people that died. He was amazing. I loved the commercial that showed him over the years saying hi to his doorman, who continually aged while Dick never did.

Numanoid 04-18-12 03:08 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
So, Van Helsing finally found where Dick slept during the day? Too bad. So long, Mr. Clark.

Rockmjd23 04-18-12 03:12 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
RIP


Originally Posted by VinVega (Post 11195443)
Wow. New Years will be different this year

Yeah, we won't be subjected to him slurring his way through the countdown. It was probably the most awkward 10 seconds on television. He obviously loved doing it, though, even towards the end.

Funkpie 04-18-12 03:14 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Oh shit. No Dick Clark = No New Year. They Mayans may be right
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQz2iSkNDu...00/oh_noes.gif

The Bus 04-18-12 03:39 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
:rip:

Sonny Corinthos 04-18-12 04:49 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Very sad to hear of the passing of Dick Clark. He had a huge impact on the entertainment industry and will be sorely missed by all. I think I used to watch every show he had going on back in the day. American Bandstand on Saturday Afternoons, $25,000 Pyramid on weekday mornings and TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" in Primetime.

Even though he had a storke and was limited on what he could do on the New Year's Eve Show, it still won't be the same without him. RIP Dick, you entertained generations with your work and I for one would like to say thanks.

rexinnih 04-18-12 04:54 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Rip.

VinVega 04-18-12 04:59 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 (Post 11195480)
Yeah, we won't be subjected to him slurring his way through the countdown. It was probably the most awkward 10 seconds on television. He obviously loved doing it, though, even towards the end.

It was awkward I agree, but he was the symbol of New Years Eve for a lot of people and I for one was glad he continued to do the show even though he was limited. Inside his brain I think he still enjoyed it even if he slurred his speech and didn't sound like the Dick Clark I grew up knowing.

movie diva 04-18-12 05:39 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Numanoid (Post 11195472)
So, Van Helsing finally found where Dick slept during the day? Too bad. So long, Mr. Clark.


:rip:

Red Dog 04-18-12 05:55 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
The Pyramid was one of my favorite game shows growing up. Obviously the symbol of NYE. You had a good run, Dick.

edstein 04-18-12 06:13 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
82, shit I though he was 92. RIP

Rockmjd23 04-18-12 06:15 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Who will be known as "the world's oldest teenager" now? mrpayroll?

Rypro 525 04-19-12 12:20 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 (Post 11195762)
Who will be known as "the world's oldest teenager" now? mrpayroll?

Seacrest or Carson Daly

JumpCutz 04-19-12 12:36 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
RIP Clark Dick. Missed you will be.

Mole177 04-19-12 02:59 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
i thought he was WAY older than 82...

rip.

Poink 04-19-12 03:37 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 (Post 11195762)
Who will be known as "the world's oldest teenager" now? mrpayroll?

I made the joke tonight that there must be TONS of porn stars who are celebrating that the "World's Oldest Teenager" title is up for grabs.

My favorite Dick Clark moment:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EUx1i38Rco8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

DonnachaOne 04-19-12 03:59 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Poink (Post 11196358)
I made the joke tonight that there must be TONS of porn stars who are celebrating that the "World's Oldest Teenager" title is up for grabs.

My favorite Dick Clark moment:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EUx1i38Rco8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And that clip also features the late William Duell. The two guys passed within four months of each other, and Duell was only six years older.

gena 04-19-12 04:20 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
RIP..is so sad to me...i also watched him on his Bloopers show, and $25,000 Pyramid.

pbrstreetgang 04-19-12 08:01 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Condolences were even issued by President Obama. Which makes sense because you gotta figure any kid growing up in America has to fondly remember American Band...Oh. Wait.

wendersfan 04-19-12 08:27 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
I never associated him with NYE. For me that was always Guy Lombardo's gig.

Every Saturday when I was a kid I would watch Bandstand then flip the channel to Soul Train...

Sonny Corinthos 04-19-12 09:25 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
It's sad to see Don Cornelius and Dick Clark pass away just a few months of each other. Both made long lasting contributions to music and television. American BandStand and Soul Train were big parts of my childhood and teen-age years.

TomOpus 04-19-12 09:52 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Local news has been mentioning there was an American Bandstand restaurant in the area but it closed in 2007. Never knew they existed. All the memorabilia was auctioned off.

Rypro 525 04-19-12 11:30 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 11196635)
Local news has been mentioning there was an American Bandstand restaurant in the area but it closed in 2007. Never knew they existed. All the memorabilia was auctioned off.

wonder if thats the same one that was mentioned/featured in Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine

FRwL 04-20-12 02:17 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Bout fucking time.

Kittydreamer 04-20-12 11:16 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
http://s1.guyism.com/up/2012/04/Scre...2.02.01-PM.png

Tarantino 04-21-12 09:47 AM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
I only remember him from the NYE countdowns.

Alan Smithee 04-21-12 12:32 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
I first hated American Bandstand because that meant the cartoons were over for the week, then when I started appreciating music I hated it because the bands on it weren't really PLAYING, they were just lip-synching to their records! "Gee this band knows their song so well they play it exactly the same as the studio version EVERY TIME!" Weren't any artists just a bit insulted by that?

TomOpus 04-21-12 12:34 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee (Post 11199683)
Weren't any artists just a bit insulted by that?

I would think they put up with it because they got such a boost in radio play and record sales.

ike0000 04-22-12 03:32 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 11196635)
Local news has been mentioning there was an American Bandstand restaurant in the area but it closed in 2007. Never knew they existed. All the memorabilia was auctioned off.

It was at 435 and Metcalf in OP.

TomOpus 04-24-12 02:58 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 

Originally Posted by ike0000 (Post 11201001)
It was at 435 and Metcalf in OP.

Ever go eat there?

TomOpus 04-24-12 03:00 PM

Re: RIP Dick Clark, 82
 
Dick Clark died a day after prostate surgery


Hollywood producer and television legend Dick Clark died of a heart attack a day after having prostate surgery, according to a death certificate obtained by CNN.

Clark died last Wednesday at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. The day before his death, he had an operation to relieve “acute urinary retention,” an inability to urinate.


“It’s a very painful condition,” says Dr. Kevin McVary, professor of urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

The operation is “exceedingly safe” according to McVary, a spokesman with the American Urological Association.

“The mortality rate is less than one in 1,000. That’s very low risk,” he says.

The death certificate lists acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease as the causes of death. In December 2004, Clark suffered what was then described as "a mild stroke," just months after announcing he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Patients with this kind of health history are usually screened by a doctor to test whether their heart is strong enough to withstand surgery, McVary says.

The surgery, known as transurethral resection of the prostate, is considered lower risk because it doesn’t involve an external incision. Instead, doctors insert a surgical tool through the tip of the penis and into the urethra, and then cut away prostate tissue to unblock the flow of urine.

It’s not known why Clark had a heart attack after this procedure. Surgery can be risky for cardiac patients. Anesthesia, for example, can be difficult on the heart, and so can blood pressure fluctuations that occur during surgery.

“Having surgery is a stressful event,” says Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield, an interventional cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “It might have been enough to tip him over.”


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