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Celebs Tweet Dick Clark Condolences
By PAIGE FEIGENBAUM
April 18, 2012
Celebrities became fans when in the presence of Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 82 after succumbing to a massive heart attack. The American Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve host boosted many artists to super-stardom. It is with a heavy heart that singers, actors, and journalists bid farewell to this television legend.
Moments after news broke, celebrities began reacting to the headline on Twitter. Below are some stars' commentary:
Ryan Seacrest: My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.
Kristin Chenoweth: RIP DICK CLARK
Andy Cohen: RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever. #Bandstand
Russell Simmons: Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP...
Shawn King: So sorry to hear about the passing of Dick Clark...A true legend. May his family find comfort, and may he rest in peace..
Jenny McCarthy: RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo
Josh Groban: RIP Dick Clark
Denise Richards: My heart goes out to Dick Clark's family and loved ones.... we lost a legend.. #RIPDickClark
Jay DeMarcus: Dick Clark. What is there to say... You've done it all, rest in peace....
Snoop Dogg: REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir
Al Roker: Dick Clark -- famed TV producer, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned. First Don Cornelius, now Dick Clark. Two true broadcasting pioneers and giants, both gone. I got to meet him many times. One that always sticks out: I was meeting w/Dick in his office as the OJ verdict was announced. It was surreal
Jill Zarin: I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Dick Clark. I loved American Bandstand and we will all miss him on New Years Eve RIP
Joan Rivers: Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed! Marlee Matlin: So sorry about passing of Dick Clark. A man with the gift of discovering talented musicians he also was a consummate producer/lovely man RIP
Natalie Morales: So sad, just heard news #DickClark died. His legacy spans so many generations. What a loss.
Chris Wragge: RIP to the great Dick Clark. Dead today of a heart attack. #America'sOldestTeenager. #AB "Music is the soundtrack of our lives". -DC #AmericanBandstand
Gabrielle Union: NOOO! #RIPDickClark RT @cnnbrk: Longtime "American Bandstand" host #Dick_Clark has died, his publicist says http://on.cnn.com/Je5xYy
Dr. Paul Nassif: Farewell to a legend. #RIPDickClark
Bill Carter: Beyond his famed role as host of Bandstand and NY Eve, Dick Clark was among most prolific TV producers ever: check his imdb list
Julie Chen: Very saddened.He'll always be America's oldest teenage in all of our hearts. Condolences to his wife& fam RT @Flobee47 on losing #DickClark
Chris Jacobs: #RIP Dick Clark... The passing of a legend