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Dick Clark: Celebrities react to his death on Twitter

Ryan Seacrest
@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)
Janet Jackson
‏@JanetJackson Dick 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)
Barry Manilow
@barrymanilow A Special Note and Memory from Barry regarding his friend, Dick Clark: facebook.com/photo.php?fbid... (Isaac Brekken / For The Times)
Jimmy Kimmel
@jimmykimmel I had the pleasure of working with Dick Clark many times - great guy. Some trivia: did you know he HATED music? (Michael Desmond / ABC)
Gloria Estefan
@GloriaEstefan You will never be forgotten... We love you, Dick Clark! May you find eternal peace & light... http://pic.twitter.com/3gPalwgs (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
William Shatner
@WilliamShatner My condolences go out to the family of Dick Clark. My best, Bill (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Joan Rivers
@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! (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Neil Patrick Harris, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
@ActuallyNPH For ever, Dick Clark... So long. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Larry King
@kingsthings Dick Clark was a great friend, true legend, & a master journalist. Nobody did what he did better. It was a pleasure to be in his company. (CNN)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
@MikeBloomberg Dick Clark‘s spirit will always live on in Times Square & the hearts of millions of New Yorkers: http://bit.ly/HZhcM1 (John Moore / Getty Images)
Matthew Morrison, ‘Glee’
@Matt_Morrison A sad day as we have lost Dick Clark, an American Icon. You will be missed. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Harvey Levin, TMZ
@HarveyLevinTMZ Dick Clark was one of a kind ... he built an empire in the TV glory day. He was an amazing producer and host..and he was immensely creative. (Craig Mathew / Associated Press)
Holly Robinson Peete, ‘Mike & Molly’
@hollyrpeete #RIP Dick Clark. Always so nice Employed me many times. I will miss you Dick. Prayers to Kari and the family #Legend (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Shanna Moakler
@ShannaMoakler I will Miss you Dick Clark, It was a honor to be interviewed by you at #MissTeenUSA you will be so missed. xoxo http://say.ly/SPz36WP (Valerie Macon / Getty Images)
Danny Bonaduce
@TheDoochMan You may remember Dick Clark as the world’s oldest living teenager. I’ll remember him as the man who beat me in a pushup contest - he was 74. (Rene Macura / Associated Press)
Jackée Harry
@JackeeHarry RIP To My Dear Friend Of 30yrs .. Famed Producer/Host, Dick Clark. Gone, But #NeverToBeForgotten. (Moses Robinson / Getty Images)
Seth Green
@SethGreen So saddened by Dick Clark‘s passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Marie Osmond
@marieosmond In 1974, my first time on BandStand, I thought Dick Clark was the most handsome man in show business. In 1998,... http://fb.me/1wxJOL1ib (Craig Sjodin / ABC)
Blake Shelton, ‘The Voice’
@blakeshelton So proud I had the chance to shake hands with Dick Clark in my lifetime... Great man. (David Livingston / Getty Images)
David Boreanaz, ‘Bones’
@David_Boreanaz R.I.P. Dick Clark. New Years Eve will never be the same. (Greg Gayne / Fox)
Andy Cohen, Bravo executive
@BravoAndy RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever. #Bandstand (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)
Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas
@Fergie Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year’s Eve. http://pic.twitter.com/qbi9ub5C (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Ice-T
@FINALLEVEL I’m old enough to remember watching James Brown on American Bandstand.. Dick Clark was the man! RestInPeace (Timothy White / E!)
Patton Oswalt, ‘Young Adult’
@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)
Anderson Cooper
@andersoncooper What a career Dick Clark had! What a life! My thoughts are with his family and friends. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Ken Jennings
@KenJennings I’m told Dick Clark used to tape TEN episodes of Pyramid in a day. Game show warrior. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
Russell Simmons
@UncleRUSH Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP... (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
Nick Lachey
@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)
Tony Bennett
@itstonybennett Dick 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)
Rob Lowe

@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.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Denise Richards
@DENISE_RICHARDS My heart goes out to Dick Clark’s family and loved ones.... we lost a legend.. #RIPDickClark (Chris Herder Photography)
Katie Couric
@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)
Jermaine Jackson
@jermjackson5 Dick 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)
Quincy Jones
@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)
Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid
@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)
Carson Daly
@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)
LeVar Burton
@levarburton Dick 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)
Cesar Millan, ‘Dog Whisperer’
@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)
Harry Shum Jr.
@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)
B.J. Thomas
@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)
George Wallace
@MrGeorgeWallace Last month a man named Dick Clark came to my show. It was an honor to have him. Rest in peace, sir. http://pic.twitter.com/MG95OH5e (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Kurt Sutter, ‘Sons of Anarchy’
@sutterink so sad about dick clark. such an american music icon. i’m old enough to remember ABS. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Joel Stein
@thejoelstein Sad Dick Clark died, but glad to now be America’s Oldest Living Teenager. (Cassandra Barry)
Joey Fatone
@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)
Deena Nicole Cortese, ‘Jersey Shore’
@DeenaNicoleMTVAll legends are passing away .. Rip Dick Clark .. So sad :( (Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press)
Jared Followill, Kings of Leon
@youngfollowill R.I.P. Dick Clark? Say it ain’t so... (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Darren Hayes, Savage Garden
@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)
Dick Clark Productions executives
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)
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