Following reports that television pioneer Dick Clark died of a heart attack at age 82, members of the entertainment world expressed their condolences on the social network, Twitter.
First Don Cornelius, now Dick Clark. Two true broadcasting pioneers and giants, both gone.
@RyanSeacrest: 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.
@rolandsmartin: R.I.P. Dick Clark. Losing Don Cornelius and Dick Clark in the same year. Wow.
@tajjackson3 (Taj Jackson)
RIP Dick Clark. Thank you for being so supportive towards my family.
@SnoopDogg: REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir
@waynebrady: RIP Dick Clark. Being able to do the New Year’s special w him was an honor. A TV pioneer and extraordinary business man. God Bless.
@UncleRush (Russell Simmons): ”Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP.”
Clark was the creator and host of music program American Bandstand and the popular host of ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin Eve.” He suffered a stroke in 2004 and died of a heart attack this morning at St. John’s Hospital in L.A.