Dick Clark

Name:
Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark, Jr.
Date of birth:
March 16, 1949
Hometown:
London, Canada
Diabetes Type:
Type 2

Dick Clark was an American host of radio and television shows. He appeared on television from 1957 to 2012, before dying of a heart attack in April 2012.

Clark was most well-known for his 30-year stint as host of American Bandstand, which ran between 1957 and 1987.

Following his self-produced Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show, which transmitted live in Times Square, Clark later went on to host Pyramid.

Living with type 2

In 2004, he told Larry King that he had been living with type 2 diabetes. Shortly after, Clark was hospitalised following a mild stroke.

He returned to television in 2006 to host the annual New Year’s Eve show, which he did until his death.

Clark won four Emmy Awards during his career and has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the Television Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Among the tributes paid to Clark following his death included U.S. President Barack Obama, who stated Clark “reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer”.

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