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Dick Clark died after having a heart attack on Wednesday morning. He was 82. After news broke of Clark’s death, stars took to Twitter to send condolences to his family, express their reactions to his passing and send loving tributes.
“Rest in peace Mr. Dick Clark. Thank you for new years and new years of class, positivity & entertainment.,” wrote Dane Cook.
“Just heard the news of Dick Clark... It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend. The word legend is thrown around a lot, but it's never more appropriate than when used in describing Mr. Clark..He was a real inspiration & influence in my life. I will dearly miss my friend... Rest well DC,” wrote Mario Lopez.
“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. My thoughts and prayers are with his family,” wrote Ryan Seacrest, who has served as co-host on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
“REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir,” wrote Snoop Dogg.
“RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo,” wrote Jenny McCarthy.
“R.I.P Dick Clark; As a child American Bandstand was a big part of my life as an adult-spent many a New Years Eve w, him like many others :(“ wrote Leah Remini.
“My heart goes out to Dick Clark's family and loved ones.... we lost a legend.. #RIPDickClark,” wrote Denise Richards.
“RIP Dick Clark,” wrote Josh Groban.
“#RIP Dick Clark. Always so nice Employed me many times. I will miss you Dick. Prayers to Kari and the family #Legend. Rest With Angels Dick Clark... Well done,” wrote Holly Robinson Peete.
“You will never be forgotten... We love you, Dick Clark! May you find eternal peace & light...” wrote Gloria Estefan.
“I will Miss you Dick Clark, It was a honor to be interviewed by you at #MissTeenUSA you will be so missed. Xoxo” wrote Shanna Moakler.
“RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever. #Bandstand,” wrote Andy Cohen.
“RIP Dick Clark. Will think of you every NYE,” wrote Hayley Williams.
“Farewell to one of my all time idols Dick Clark- genius pioneer in music/television and just a great guy! You will be missed!” wrote Lance Bass.
“A sad day as we have lost Dick Clark, an American Icon. You will be missed,” wrote Matthew Morrison.
“First Don Cornelius, now Dick Clark. Two true broadcasting pioneers and giants, both gone. I got to meet him many times,” Al Roker. “One that always sticks out: I was meeting w/Dick in his office as the OJ verdict was announced. It was surreal .”
“For ever, Dick Clark... So long,” wrote Neil Patrick Harris.
“So sad to hear the tragic news. My thoughts & prayers go out to all who loved him,” Brooke Burke-Charvet wrote.
“RIP Mr. Dick Clark. You will be missed,” Chris Daughtry wrote.
“The end of an era. R.I.P. Dick Clark.”
Rob Thomas wrote.
“My condolences go out to the family of Dick Clark. My best, Bill,” William Shatner wrote.
“So sorry about passing of Dick Clark. A man with the gift of discovering talented musicians he also was a consummate producer/lovely man RIP” Marlee Matlin wrote.
“Rest in Peace Dick Clark!! Thanks for entertaining my family for decades! New Years won't be the same ever again!” Melissa Joan Hart wrote.
“So saddened by Dick Clark's passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou” wrote Seth Green.
“Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP” Russell Simmons wrote.
“We lost an icon today. I will always cherish the personal time we had together. I am indebted to Dick Clark and his legacy. My heart goes out to his family,” Carson Daly wrote.