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“Just heard the news of Dick Clark. It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend. The word legend is thrown around a lot, but it’s never more appropriate than when used in describing Mr. Clark. He was a real inspiration & influence in my life. I will dearly miss my friend. Rest well DC..”_ Mario Lopez said in a series of tweets.

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“REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir.” _ Snoop Dogg tweeted.

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“Dick Clark was such an institution and inspiration. Not ashamed to say I loved American bandstand when I was a kid!” _ Katie Couric tweeted.

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“Back in the 1960’s the pop culture catch-phrase was `Never trust anyone over 30.’ Dick Clark was trustworthy all the way home. Rock on Sir!” _ Ann Wilson of Heart tweeted.

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“So sorry about passing of Dick Clark. A man with the gift of discovering talented musicians he also was a consummate producer/lovely man RIP” _ Marlee Matlin tweeted.

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“Not 2 many people actually deserve the term “legend”, Dick Clark embodied it & never lost his humility or humanity. We will miss him!” _ Gloria Estefan tweeted.

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“With the passing of Dick Clark, we lost a real hero who had untold influence on both world culture and the art form we call rock and roll. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Clark was a trendsetter who helped guide our tastes in music, dance and fashion for more than three decades. His show American Bandstand was instrumental in showing the world that rock and roll was here to stay.” _ Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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