Clark Heart Attack Surgery
Clark Heart Attack Surgery, Just one day before entertainment legend Dick Clark died of a heart attack, “America’s oldest teenager” was on an operating table, his official death certificate reveals.
According to the document, obtained by TMZ, Clark underwent a procedure for “benign prostatic hyperplasia” on April 17, a surgery meant to alleviate an enlarged prostate.
“He had very minor prostate surgery,” Congressman David Dreier told Extra of his old friend’s quick death. “All of a sudden, he got a feeling in his arm about 9:30 (Wednesday) morning and he was gone by 11:15. It turned out to be a massive heart attack.”
His official cause of death was listed as a heart attack. Clark was 82.
Immediately following the announcement of his death at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., celebrities and longtime fans took to Twitter to express their grief.
“REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!!” rapper Snoop Dogg tweeted. “U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir.”
“Dick Clark was a great friend, true legend, & a master journalist,” fellow broadcast legend Larry King wrote. “Nobody did what he did better. It was a pleasure to be in his company.”
Ryan Seacrest, who had joined Clark to host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in 2005 and considered the TV host a mentor, expressed his gratitude.