Dick Clark Dies at Age 82

We at the Diabetes Awareness Site are saddened by the loss of America’s Oldest Teenager, Dick Clark, who died today at the age of 82. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004, Dick will always be remembered for introducing some of music’s most legendary acts to a national audience on his long-running series American Bandstand. Despite introducing us to such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, and Simon & Garfunkel (to name just a few), Dick always remained humble. As he put it, “I played records, the kids danced, and America watched.”

Later his annual Rockin’ New Year’s Eve broadcasts from Times Square also became an American mainstay.

There are tributes to Dick Clark all over the internet tonight, but we can’t resist posting this moment from 1984, when the clean-cut Mr. Clark introduced the inimitable newcomer Cyndi Lauper for the first time.

Thanks for the music, Dick. It had a good beat, and we loved to dance to it.

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