Today, entertainment and television legend Dick Clark died at the age of 82 of a heart attack.
Host of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Pyramid and American Bandstand, Clark was known as “the oldest living teenager.”
A wide spectrum of friend, fans and the entertainers, whose careers he had had a hand in, rushed to pay tribute to the fallen legend.
Tony Bennett, Paul Stanley, Ryan Seacrest, Janet Jackson, Fergie along with several Star Trek actors, including William Shatner, LeVar Burton and Jeri Ryan took to Twitter to share their emotions and to remember Clark.
My condolences go out to the family of Dick Clark.My best, Bill
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 18, 2012
Dick Clark was a class act, and a pro’s pro both in front of and behind the camera. There’ll never be another like him! #nationaltreasure
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 18, 2012
Wow. RIP Dick Clark. #truelegend
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) April 19, 2012
Dick Clark was a great boss. #beyond belief: fact or fiction. RIP
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) April 19, 2012
As a professional, Dick Clark was all about excellence. I learned so much from him. He was authentic, talented and generous! #inmourning
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 19, 2012
Watch Star Trek‘s William Shatner quiz himself on Dick Clark’s Pyramid, below.
…and Star Trek: the Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton on the Pyramid from October 1985.
Photo: Donna Svennevik / ABC, Inc.
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