The most overused phrase of 2012 is “the Mayans were right,” but really, the Mayans were right, because 2012 is frozen is in time now that Dick Clark is no longer here to count us down into the next year. TMZ says that Dick went up to the great big American Bandstand in the sky this at the age of 82.
Dick underwent some kind of outpatient procedure at L.A.’s St. John’s Hospital late last night and his agent tells ABC News that he died of a “massive heart attack” afterward. Dick suffered a major stroke in 2004 and shortly after he semi-retired from hosting “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” but still came back every year.
Dick is survived by his wife Kari Wigton (Side note: Wigton is a hot last name) and his three children. Aaaand we’re left with Ryan Seacrest. Seriously, cancel January 31st.