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Dick Clark dies at 82, music industry reacts on Twitter

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Dick Clark, the father of rock and roll television , died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California after suffering a massive heart attack following a medical procedure.

Clark was known as "America's Oldest Teenager" for his decades as host of American Bandstand. Clark became the host of Bandstand in 1956. The show went on to launch dozens of the industry's top music stars. Clark hosted the show for 33 years until it went off the air in 1989. Clark's other major music industry accomplishments included his annual 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' countdown, which he proudly continued even after his speech was affected by a stroke in 2004. Clark foundation 'Dick Clark Productions' in 1957 which produced everything from bloopers shows to the current reality based dance competition 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

Celebrities reacted to the news of Clark's death on Twitter:

Janet Jackson: "Rest in peace, Dick Clark. Thank you for the countless memories. You will be missed."

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."

Snoop Dogg: "REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir"

Clint Black: "We've lost one of the greatest men in show biz. #Dick Clark will be remembered with the utmost admiration and affection."

Russell Simmons: "Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP..."

Rob Thomas: "the end of an era. R.I.P. Dick Clark."

Hanson: "Dick Clark was a Rock 'n' Roll Radio/TV icon with an influence on pop culture for more than 50 years. Rest in peace. -ISAAC"

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