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Dick Clark Dies at Age 82

Dick Clark, the rock 'n' roll music promoter and television host of "American Bandstand" died Wednesday, April 18, at age 82.

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Dick Clark, pictured in 1959, selects a record in his station library in Philadelphia. The television host died April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP)
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Dick Clark, pictured in 1959, selects a record in his station library in Philadelphia. The television host died April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP)

Clark (seen here in 1974) hosted American Bandstand through multiple decades and waves of music popularity. (AP)
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Clark (seen here in 1974) hosted American Bandstand through multiple decades and waves of music popularity. (AP)

Clark and Michael Jackson go over the script during rehearsals for The American Music Awards in Los Angeles in January, 1993. (AP)
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Clark and Michael Jackson go over the script during rehearsals for The American Music Awards in Los Angeles in January, 1993. (AP)

Clark pictured on stage during taping of American Bandstand's 50th anniversary special in 2002. (AP)
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Clark pictured on stage during taping of American Bandstand's 50th anniversary special in 2002. (AP)

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