He wasn't an actor. He wasn't a singer. He wasn't a dancer. And yet Dick Clark probably made more of a positive impact on pop culture than the vast majority of entertainers put together. Between his groundbreaking American Bandstand on through his New Years Eve specials and game shows, Clark defined what it meant to be a modern professional entertainer and businessperson. The dude never quit, even when he was hit with that debilitating stroke in 2004. By all accounts, he was the most classy of people. And it goes without saying: he really was America's oldest teenager.
Thoughts and prayers going out to his family tonight.