Dick Clark: Twitter Reactions to American Bandstand Host's Death
Twitter Reacts to Dick Clark's Death
Dick Clark died from a massive heart attack on April 18, 2012. Dick Clark was a legendary presence on television: his American Bandstand helped launch the careers of artists and bands from Prince to The Supremes to David Bowie.
Dick Clark's annual New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square was also a mainstay for those who wanted to stay in on December 31.
As the Washington Post puts it, Dick Clark sold rock 'n' roll to Middle America.
Celebrities and everyday music fans alike are taking Dick Clark's death to heart, and you can see a sample of their reactions below.
- 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."
- Rob Thomas: "the end of an era. R.I.P. Dick Clark."
- Jenny McCarthy: "RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo"
- Elektra Records: "Forever Dick Clark."
- Mario Lopez: "Just heard the news of Dick Clark... It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. "
- Harvey Levin: "Dick Clark was one of a kind ... he built an empire in the TV glory day. He was an amazing producer and host..and he was immensely creative."
- DRUNK HULK: "GOODBYE DICK CLARK! YOU ONLY MAN IN AMERICA WHO ABLE TO DROP BALL AND MAKE IT LOOK GOOD!"
- DemonBaby: "Somewhere, Buzzfeed editors are frantically searching Twitter for teenagers who don't know who Dick Clark is."