Santa Monica Mortuary Confused by Request to Embalm Dick Clark Again

dick clark embalmed again

dick clark embalmed againLOS ANGELES — Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the New Year’s Eve countdown from Times Square, has died. He was 82. Spokesman Paul Shefrin said Clark had a heart attack Wednesday morning at Saint John’s hospital in Santa Monica, where he had gone the day before for an outpatient procedure. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. Ryan Seacrest, who took over main hosting duties on the countdown show from Clark, said in a statement Wednesday that he was “deeply saddened.” “I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel,” Seacrest said.  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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