Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark - America's Oldest Teenager: The World Has Lost A Great Man

The above photo is courtesy of Dick Clark Productions

CBS Los Angeles has this statement from Dick Clark's publicist:

“Entertainment Icon Dick Clark passed away this morning (Wednesday) at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack it was announced by his family,” his publicist said in a statement to CBS2. “Clark, 82, had entered St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica last night for an outpatient procedure. Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy.”

Affectionately known as “America’s oldest teenager” for his youthful looks and enthusiastic attitude, he brought music to millions of teenagers in the 1950s without alienating their parents. - CBS News, Los Angeles, via Dick Clark publicist.

The entire team here at Shortwave America and PCJ Radio International would like to take this moment to remember Mr. Clark as a true international broadcast legend, and a broadcast professional's professional. Dick had a love from his heart for communications and for the audience he reached all over the globe. The spirit Mr. Clark brought with him into his work was genuine. Through-out his career you couldn't help but see the enthusiasm he possessed.

If ever a golden voice kept an audience captive, if ever a golden voice with real personality meant anything to the world, it was that of Dick Clark. Dick Clark has created so many valuable memories for his audience to treasure! As Shortwave America pays tribute to Mr. Clark, it is the consistent family friendly appeal Clark had and never lost that stands out the most.

Mr. Clark was an intelligent, thoughtful, kind, warm, creative, animated, and valuable person. At this time, no funeral services have been publicly announced. Shortwave America and PCJ Radio International wish to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Dick Clark. We wish them healing, peace, and the best of support from all of those close to them. 

Any public word about services or official wishes from the family for donations to organizations close to Mr. Clark and his family will be announced in this news release as an update.

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