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TV Legend Dick Clark dies at 82

Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with American Bandstand, and whose trademark Rockin’ Eve became a fixture of New Year’s celebrations, died Apr. 18 at the age of 82, ABC News has learned.

Clark had continued doing his job even after suffering a stroke in 2004 that left him with difficulty speaking and walking. Long dubbed “the oldest teenager in the world” because of his youthful appearance, Clark was also a successful businessman. His show American Bandstand was one of the series have had the greatest longevity of American television, having aired on ABC from 1957 to 1987.

 

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