We're all mourning the loss of Dick Clark, but one person in particular was extra close to Dick.
Having taken the New Year's Rockin' Eve torch in 2006, Ryan Seacrest learned an amazing amount of wisdom from the late radio and television innovator.
The two became great friends through the years, a friendship that meant so much to Ryan as Dick was one of his main influences growing up.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.
Our thoughts are with you, Ryan. We know this has to be crazy though right now…