According to TMZ, Dick Clark has died of a massive heart attack. Clark’s rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night and Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Details surrounding his death are unclear, but Clark had suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972.
Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006. Dick has appeared on the show ever since.