Dick Clark, the beloved entertainer and all-American television host, died today after suffering a massive heart attack, according to ABC News and the Associated Press.
The long-time TV and radio personality and New Year's Rockin' Eve host was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1929, according to ABC News.
Clark attended Mount Vernon High School.
From radio DJ to all-American icon, Clark left many viewers with memories of American television and music. He brought the old-time dance, the Twist, and the early sounds of Elvis into the homes of Americans through his popular "American Bandstand" show.
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host who took over NYE hosting duties from Clark, said on Twitter today that he is praying for the Clark family and saddened by the loss.
"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," he Tweeted about 30 minutes ago.
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