Celebrities React to Dick Clark’s Death on Twitter
After news of Dick Clark’s death hit yesterday, celebrities took to Twitter to react.
When news of Dick Clark’s passing at the age of 82 hit yesterday, it hit hard. Known affectionately as “the World’s Oldest Teenager,” the entertainment legend suffered a massive heart attack following an outpatient procedure at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.From American Bandstand to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, there can be no denying the impact he had on the music industry in particular, as well as the entertainment industry at large; even though he had been in poor health since his stroke in 2004, it never stopped him from continuing to host his New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square every year (even if it meant having to enlist the help of Ryan Seacrest to do it).
Dick Clark in 1957.
As celebrities took to the Twittersphere yesterday to express their love of the man and their grief at his passing, they honored his genius, his passion, and most of all, his kindness. Some of the reactions are profound, some of them are funny—but what they all have in common is a sense of how much Dick Clark touched the lives of their writers, whether they knew him in person or just grew up watching him on TV.
Dick Clark, we salute you. You will be greatly missed.
Ryan Seacrest, Dick’s New Year’s co-host, was one of the first to release a somber, heartfelt tribute:
Dick was always willing to take a chance on an unknown quantity—something which Joe Mantegna has never forgotten:
Danny Bonaduce’s tribute might just be my favorite of the bunch; it’s both funny and poignant, a wonderful remembrance of a terrific man:
I think Dick would have appreciated the ridiculousness of Patton Oswalt’s Highlander quip:
And I think Seth Green’s words are the perfect ones to end on:
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.