The world lost an entertainment legend today when Dick Clark died at the age of 82 due to a massive heart attack, and it didn’t take long for fans from all over the globe to to mourn and remember the man known for American Bandstand, various versions of the Pyramid game show and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Here are what some celebrities had to say.
Ryan Seacrest: 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. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Marlee Matlin: So sorry about passing of Dick Clark. A man with the gift of discovering talented musicians he also was a consummate producer/lovely man RIP
Snoop Dogg: REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir
Eric Trump: Grew up watching #DickClark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Very sad to hear of his passing today.
Natalie Morales: So sad, just heard news #DickClark died. His legacy spans so many generations. What a loss.
John McCain: RIP Dick Clark – thanks for the many years of entertainment
Weird Al Yankovic: Such sad news. RIP Dick Clark.
Joan Rivers: Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!
Patton Oswalt: “I finally get to apologize to GG Allin for never having him on Bandstand.” — Dick Clark’s last words. #rip
Joel Stein: Sad Dick Clark died, but glad to now be America’s Oldest Living Teenager.
Neil Patrick Harris: For ever, Dick Clark… So long.
Al Roker: I got to meet him many times. One that always sticks out: I was meeting w/Dick in his office as the OJ verdict was announced. It was surreal.
Cesar Millan: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dick Clark, a fellow dog lover and an entertainment legend.
Donnie Wahlberg: Very saddened by the loss of a true legend… Mr Dick Clark.
David Boreanaz: R.I.P. Dick Clark. New Years Eve will never be the same.
Seth Green: So saddened by Dick Clark’s passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou
Bravo’s Andy Cohen: RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever.
Patrick Wilson: R.I.P. Dick Clark. Amazing career… My condolences to his family
Brooke Burke: So sad to hear the tragic news. My thoughts & prayers go out to all who loved him.
Questo of the Roots: Dick Clark. A Great Philadelphian. Thank You Very Much!
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