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Veteran US television personality dies at 82

Dick Clark, one of America's best-known television personalities, has died at the age of 82, his spokesman has said.

Dick Clark has died at the age of 82 Credit: Reuters

Clark hosted long-running television dance show American Bandstand, which inspired the UK's Top of the Pops, from 1956 to 1987.

Nicknamed "America's oldest teenager" thanks to his youthful looks, he hosted dozens of other shows, including ABC's annual New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square