Dick Clark to be cremated, no funeral planned
No funeral will be held for Dick Clark, who died on Wednesday at age 82, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed.
The TV icon's body will be cremated, his spokesperson said on Friday, April 20. Clark, who rose to fame as the host of the musical performance and dance series "American Bandstand," and ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday evening after undergoing an outpatient procedure. He suffered a heart attack the next morning after the procedure and doctors were unable to save him.
His ashes will be scattered over the Pacific Ocean, the TV show "Entertainment Tonight" quoted a source close to Clark as saying. He lived in the California coastal town of Malibu with his wife, Kari. He is also survived by three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy.
Ryan Seacrest was made the co-host of "New Year's Rockin' Eve" after Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004 and is widely seen as his TV successor. He paid tribute to the TV legend on FOX's "American Idol" on both episodes that aired this week.