Iconic producer and TV/radio personality Dick Clark died at 82 years old on Wednesday of a heart attack.
The “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host passed away at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., this morning due to a “massive heart attack” while recovering from an outpatient surgery he had on Tuesday night.
In 2004 he suffered from a stroke, which marked the beginning of his health issues.
“Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful,” said his agent, Paul Shefrin, in a statement. “He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy.”
Clark also was widely known from the series American Bandstand and built the major production empire Dick Clark Productions.