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It is a sad day as Dick Clark has passed away at the age of 82, confirms ABC News.

Dick died of a massive heart attack after having an amazing recovery from a stroke in 2004.

Even after his stroke, Dick continued to take part in Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve as Ryan Seacrest took over as host. Dick never missed a kiss from his wife at midnight. 

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After starting his career in the mailroom of an upstate New York radio station, Dick rose through the ranks and in 1952 became a radio DJ in Philadelphia, which led to his big career break: Hosting American Bandstand, a teen dance show that went national just five years later. The rest is history!

He eventually moved to Hollywood and started Dick Clark Productions, which led to 25,000 Pyramid amongst many others, and began the historic New Year's Eve show.

Dick is survived by his third wife, Kari, whom he married in 1977, and his three children. 

As for how he stayed looking so young (he was often referred to as American's Oldest Teenager), Dick once said, "If you want to stay young looking, pick your parents carefully!"

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The TV legend will be missed by all. R.I.P. Dick!

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