Dick Clark: Celebrities react to his death on Twitter
@RyanSeacrest 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. @RyanSeacrest My thoughts and prayers are with his family. (Ida Mae Astute / ABC)
@JanetJacksonDick Clark changed the face of musical television. He was wonderful to many artists including our family. We will miss him. God bless. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
@FINALLEVEL I’m old enough to remember watching James Brown on American Bandstand.. Dick Clark was the man! RestInPeace (Timothy White / E!)
@pattonoswalt “I finally get to apologize to GG Allin for never having him on Bandstand.” -- Dick Clark’s last words. #rip (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
@andersoncooper What a career Dick Clark had! What a life! My thoughts are with his family and friends. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
@KenJennings I’m told Dick Clark used to tape TEN episodes of Pyramid in a day. Game show warrior. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
@UncleRUSH Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP... (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
@NickSLachey So sorry to hear about the passing of the incomperable Dick Clark. Few people have left such an impression on our industry as he did! #rip (Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
@itstonybennettDick Clark was a great guy and one of the first people to play my records. He will be missed. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
@RobLowe Had the pleasure to work with Dick Clark when I was 15. He was charming and kind; a true American icon that will live forever.
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@DENISE_RICHARDS My heart goes out to Dick Clark’s family and loved ones.... we lost a legend.. #RIPDickClark (Chris Herder Photography)
@katiecouric Dick Clark was such an institution and inspiration. Not ashamed to say I loved American bandstand when I was a kid! (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
@jermjackson5Dick Clark always came to our dressing pre-show to make sure we were okay and catered for. Big hearted. One-of-a-kind. Will be missed... (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
@QuincyDJones Rest in Peace my good friend Dick Clark. A pioneer who’s mark on American culture will be felt forever. (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
@LA_Reid Dick Clark’s profound contributions to music, television and popular culture will reverberate throughout time. R.I.P. Mr. American Bandstand (Frank Micelotta / Getty Images)
@carsonjdaly We lost an icon today. @carsonjdaly I will always cherish the personal time we had together. I am indebted to Dick Clark and his legacy. My heart goes out to his family. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
@levarburtonDick Clark was a class act, and a pro’s pro both in front of and behind the camera. There’ll never be another like him! #nationaltreasure (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
@cesarmillan My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dick Clark, a fellow dog lover and an entertainment legend. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
@iharryshum So sad to hear about Dick Clark‘s passing. New Years Eve won’t be the same without him. An icon that will be missed. (Mike Yarish / Fox)
@TheBJThomas Dick Clark was our mentor and validation. Being on Bandstand and his tour gave us credibility. He leaves an empty space, can’t be replaced. (Alexander Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
@sutterink so sad about dick clark. such an american music icon. i’m old enough to remember ABS. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
@thejoelstein Sad Dick Clark died, but glad to now be America’s Oldest Living Teenager. (Cassandra Barry)
@realjoeyfatone RIP Dick Clark many years of joy on TV and never forget nye 95' when I was still in HS, @realjoeyfatone had my first nye kiss on tv said he was a lucky dog..which I was cause it was the woman I married years later (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)
@DeenaNicoleMTVAll legends are passing away .. Rip Dick Clark .. So sad :( (Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press)
@youngfollowill R.I.P. Dick Clark? Say it ain’t so... (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
@darrenhayes Thank you Dick Clark for inspiring a small town boy to make it big. You hosted the dreams that inspired me all the way to the AMA’s. (Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)
Daniel M. Snyder, chairman, Dick Clark Productions
One of the real draws when we purchased Dick Clark Productions was the opportunity to build on the tremendous foundation of programming that this icon of American broadcasting created.
I got to know Dick over the past five years and he was just as personable and warm in person as he was on television. Once you got to know Dick, it was obvious why he was so beloved by his fans. He was in every sense of the word, a giant.
Dick Clark will be sorely missed. He was truly one of a kind.
Mark Shapiro, chief executive, Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark was an American institution. He was able to replicate the magic he brought to American Bandstand, not once but several times, through The Golden Globes, New Year’s Rockin Eve and thousands of hours of programming in almost every genre imaginable. He was the first of his kind -- a pioneer, entrepreneur and creative visionary who bridged and cultivated the music scene with traditional show business.
Dick Clark entertained and touched the lives of several generations. He is truly irreplaceable and will be greatly missed by the employees of our company and millions of fans worldwide. (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)