Clark suffered a massive heart attack this morning. He was 82 years old.
The TV legend had been at St. John’s hospital in Los Angeles after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the heart attack following that procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were not successful.
Dick Clark’s health had been deteriorating ever since he suffered a major stroke in 2004, forcing him to retire from his hosting stint “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” the program he created back in 1972.
Ryan Seacrest took over the hosting duties in 2006. Clark has appeared on the show sporadically ever since that time.
Before suffering the stroke, Clark also told CNN’s Larry King he also suffered from Type 2 diabetes.
Clark was married three times and has three kids from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton.