On Wednesday, entertainment legend Dick Clark died at the age of 82.
According to the earliest of published reports, Clark suffered a massive heart attack following a routine outpatient procedure at a California hospital.
As word of Clark’s passing traverses the globe, celebrities and prominent music and entertainment industry veterans are turning to the mobile web to instantly honor the fallen television pioneer on Twitter.
Among the first and most touching tweets:
Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest: 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.
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers: Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!
Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH: Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP…
Dave Holmes @DaveHolmes: Worked with Dick Clark a few years back. Dude did it ALL: wrote cue cards, moved lights, called shots. An inspiration and a very nice guy.
Don Lemon @donlemoncnn: Dick Clark invented ‘ageless’ & American Bandstand is timeless. First Don Corneilus, now Dick at 82. #RIPDickClark #CNN
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