Dick Clark's death: Celebrity reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1 of 20: Television personality Ryan Seacrest Tweeted about the loss of his friend Dick Clark.

'I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.'

'My thoughts and prayers are with his family,' he continued.

Seacrest began co-hosting the New Year's television staple 'Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve' when the personality suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed two years prior.

(Pictured: Ryan Seacrest in an undated still from Fox's 'American Idol.') (Photo courtesy of Fox)