Dick Clark dies at 82
Friday, April 20, 2012
|I’m encouraged by the many people who tell me I’m an inspiration to them.|
“Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful,” Shefrin said.
In December 2004, months after going public with his Type 2 diabetes, Clark experienced a mild stroke, after which he did less on-camera.
Clark was a charismatic and successful entertainment-industry businessman. His businessfeatured teen dance television programs, prime-time specials, game shows, and movies. Known as “America’s Oldest Teenager,” Clark was known for his roles as host of and . He was inducted into the in 1993.
“I’m encouraged by the many people who tell me I’m an inspiration to them,” Clark said in an email interview withlast December. He also said he would try to stay positive “and attack every day with the thought things are going to get better.”
Clark is survived his by wife, two sons, and daughter.
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- Alan Duke. “‘America’s oldest teen’ Dick Clark dies” — , April 18, 2012