The legendary television host suffered a massive heart attack April 18 in Los Angeles. So sad.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dick served as the host of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, American Bandstand and Pyramid. He had the pleasure of introducing countless legendary performers to Americans for the first time on national television, including the Jackson 5 seen in a video below.
Dick originally retired from hosting New Year’s Rockin’ Eve after having a very serious stroke in 2004, which was marked the beginning of his declining health. Ryan Seacrest took over hosting duties, though Dick joined him as co-host from 2005 to 2011.
Our thoughts are with Dick’s family, especially wife Kari Wigton, during this difficult time.
We all grew up watching Dick on TV, so head down to the comments section and share your personal memories of the host.
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