Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark (born November 30, 1929, died April 18, 2012) was an American television and radio personality, game show host and businessman; he served as chairman and CEO of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years. He was best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five versions of the Pyramid game show, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (with Ryan Seacrest). He even played on Bill Cullen’s 1970s version of The $25,000 Pyramid and the 2000s version of Pyramid (hosted by Donny Osmond).
His most popular nickname was "America's Oldest Living Teenager", and he is also most famous for his departing catchphrase, which he often accompanies with a salute, "For now, Dick Clark. So long." On April 18, 2012, Clark died of a heart attack.