Santa Monica Mortuary Confused By Request To Embalm Dick Clark Again

LOS 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. “He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.” (read more at Bangor Daily News)

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