In this Dec. 1980 file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark is shown. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock and roll into the mainstream on 'American Bandstand,' has died. He was 82. Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. AP
Host Dick Clark poses for photographers with members of the Village People during a taping of 'American Bandstand's 50th...A Celebration' in Pasadena, California, April 20, 2002. Jim Ruymen/Reuters
Dick Clark and his wife Kari pose for photographers during the premiere of 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' in Los Angeles, December 11, 2002,. Adrees Latif/Reuters
Dick Clark selects a record in his station library in Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1959. AP
Dick Clark hosts the New Year's eve special from New York's Times Square. Donna Svennevik/ABC/AP
In this 1957 file photo, Dick Clark is seen surrounded by fans during a television broadcast of 'American Bandstand.' AP
Dick Clark, host of the American Bandstand television show, introduces entertainer Michael Jackson on stage during taping of the show's 50th anniversary special in Pasadena, Calif., April 20, 2002. Kevork Djansezian/AP
Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest do the ABC New Year's Eve broadcast in Times Square in New York, Dec. 31, 2006. Heidi Gutman/ABC/AP
Dick Clark presents the Rock and Roll Year, a musical portrait of the 1950s and 1960s on the ABC television network in a series of five specials in 1973. ABC/AP
Dick Clark receives a standing ovation as he is honored during the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show at the Las Vegas Hilton in this June 27, 2010. Steve Marcus/Reuters
Dick Clark, the longtime host of ABC's 'American Bandstand,' TV game shows, and radio programs, died Wednesday near Los Angeles.
ByLynn Elber, Associated Press
Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," died Wednesday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, according to a spokesman.