When a major figure dies, most people have an immediate reaction. And people involved with sports media are no different.
Earlier today, Dick Clark died at age 82, reportedly of a massive heart attack following an undisclosed medical procedure. Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, which affected his speech – but did not deter him from continuing a New Year’s Eve tradition, hosting the annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” program, which he had done each year since 1972-73, with the exception of 2004-05. Clark was also known for hosting the popular “American Bandstand” series from 1956 until 1989.
As you would expect, not only has a who’s who of celebrities responded to the passing of Dick Clark, but several notable sports journalists and broadcasters reacted, as well. There was no shortage of such thoughts when Whitney Houston died in February. Here’s how they paid tribute to “The World’s Oldest Teenager” on Twitter.