The tributes are pouring in for TV host and mega producer Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday.
Ryan Seacrest, who patterned his career after the legend, tweeted: “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.”
Today’s Al Roker has fond memories of Clark’s dance show, American Bandstand, tweeting:
“First Don Cornelius, now Dick Clark. Two true broadcasting pioneers and giants, both gone”
Bravo’s Andy Cohen made mention of Clark’s ever young appearance, “RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever. #Bandstand”
Media mogul Russell Simmons also made mention of America’s Oldest Teenager: “Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP…”
Clark, not only hosted but produced Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, which Paramore’s Hayley Williams will always remember, “RIP Dick Clark. Will think of you every NYE.”
Tom Arnold, who insulted his ex-wife Roseanne Barr while presenting at the Golden Globes in 1996, said this of the legend who produced the awards show: