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Dick Clark: Died From Massive Heart Attack, Celebs React

TV personality, music pioneer and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" creator and host Dick Clark died from a massive heart attack this morning (April 18th) after a medical procedure at Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica. He was 82-years-old.

Further Reading: Dick Clark's Life

Check out the outpour of celeb tweets below on the shocking news:

Ryan Seacrest, tweeted immediately, “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.”

New Kids On The Block tweeted: “#RIPDickClark. A true music maverick. You will be missed.”

Lance Bass of NSYNC tweeted: “Farewell to one of my all time idols Dick Clark- genius pioneer in music/television and just a great guy! You will be missed!”

Blake Shelton (now hosting what could be considered a next-generation American Bandstand with The Voice) tweeted: “So proud I had the chance to shake hands with Dick Clark in my lifetime… Great man..”

Fergie promised to carry on tradition, tweeting: “Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year’s Eve.”

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams tweeted: “Sad to hear about the passing of Dick Clark! His contribution to music and the platform he gave people will always be remembered.”

Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted: “R. I. P. Dick Clark. Thoughts and prayers with the Clark Family.”

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons tweeted: “Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP…”

Glee‘s Matthew Morrison: “A sad day as we have lost Dick Clark, an American Icon. You will be missed.”

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