Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming, from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," has died. He was 82.
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In this 1973 file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark presents the Rock and Roll Year_ a musical portrait of the 1950s and 1960s on the ABC television network in a series of five specials. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82.
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This July 26, 1960 file photo shows Dick Clark and Barbara Mallery with their son, Richard, 3, in their home near Philadelphia.
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In this Dec. 1980 file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark is shown. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82.
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In a January 25, 1986 file photo provided by ABC-TV Dick Clark, executive producer of the "American Music Award" telecast, right, goes over production notes with singer Teddy Pendergrass during rehearsal at the Shirne Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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In this Jan. 24, 1993 file photo, singer Michael Jackson and American Music Awards executive producer Dick Clark go over the script during rehearsals for The American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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In this undated file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark hosts the New Year's eve special from New York's Times Square. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82.
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Entertainer Dick Clark (L) and Dagmer Dunlevy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association share a laugh while overseeing nomination announcements for the 60th annual Golden Globes, December 19, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. The winners will be
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This photo provided by ABC Jan. 1, 2006 shows Dick Clark -- the personality who's been ringing in the New Year for decades making his first television appearance since a stroke in late 2004 Saturday Dec. 31, 2005 during ABC's broadcast of the festivities in New York's Times Square to ring in the New Year 2006. Clark sounded hoarse and occasionally was hard to understand, but he said, "I wouldn't have missed this for the world."
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Dick Clark speaks after receiving a special Emmy tribute at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark co-hosted the 35th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," live from Times Square in 2008.
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