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Dick Clark Dead at 82

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27:  TV personality Dick Clark attends the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI) *** Local Caption *** Dick Clark Dick Clark.

Sad news coming out of TMZ: Dick Clark died today of a heart attack, the site reports. Famed for hosting American Bandstand and ABC's annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Clark had to scale back his duties on the latter broadcast in 2004, when he suffered a severe stroke. Still, even after the New Year's Eve torch was passed to host Ryan Seacrest, Clark continued to make appearances, fighting valiantly through his slurred speech. The man often referred to as "America's Oldest Living Teenager" was 82.

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