News: Big Boi, DJ Drama, Snoop Dogg & More React To Dick Clark's Death

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 4:43PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap stars Big Boi, Snoop Dogg, DJ Drama and more have come forward to pay respect and share their thoughts on today's untimely passing of television legend Dick Clark.

OutKast's Big Boi tweeted a photo of himself, Andre 3000 and Clark posed together.

"R.I.P Dick Clark," he tweeted April 18th. (Big Boi's Twitter)

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg sent his condolences to Clark.

"REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir," he tweeted. (Snoop Dogg's Twitter)

Atlanta's DJ Drama labeled Clark an ideal example of radio and television leadership.

"R.I.P. Dick Clark... A true radio & television innovator," he tweeted. (DJ Drama's Twitter)

BET's "106 & Park" co-host Rocsi Diaz paid homage to the late entertainer.

"R.I.P Dick Clark ..." (Rocsi Diaz's Twitter)

Music mogul Russell Simmons spoke on Clark's ability to touch all ethnic groups.

"Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP...," he tweeted. (Russell Simmons' Twitter)

Hip-hop producer 9th Wonder reflected on Clark's past works.

"I really miss American Bandstand and the 25,000 in peace Dick Clark (November 30, 1929--April 18, 2012)," he tweeted. (9th Wonder's Twitter)

According to reports, Clark suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday morning.

Dick Clark -- famed TV producer and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned. Clark's rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Clark was 82. (TMZ)

The legendary television personality's run on the small screen dates back over five decades.

Clark had a stroke in 2004, and stepped down from New Year's Rockin' Eve, which he launched in 1972. Ryan Seacrest took over hosting duties for the special shortly thereafter. In addition to New Year's Rockin' Eve, he hosted such shows as American Bandstand, the gameshow Pyramid and TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes. Among his many honors are four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. (Us Magazine)

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