April 18 - Veteran television personality Dick Clark dies at age 82 from a heart attack. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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"American Bandstand" host Dick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock 'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream America, has died at age 82.
One of America's best-known TV personalities, Clark parlayed his "Bandstand" fame into a profitable career as a producer and host of dozens of other shows, including ABC's annual New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square.
He also produced such perennial TV events as the American Music Awards and the Golden Globes telecast.
His youthful good looks -- which he maintained into his 70s -- won him the nickname of "America's oldest teenager."
Clark suffered a major heart attack following an outpatient procedure in Los Angeles. His health has been in decline ever since he suffered a stroke in 2004.
Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.
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