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In Memoriam At The Emmys…

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Death is a sad fact of life.

We've written about A LOT of famous faces that passed away over the last year and we weren't too happy about it, but we are happy to see them being remembered at the Emmys (above).

Andy Griffith, Michael Clarke Duncan, Phyllis Diller, Heavy-D, Andy Rooney, Steve Jobs, Patrice O'Neal, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Tony Scott, Mike Wallace, Ernest Borgnine, Dick Clark, and SO MANY more wil be dearly missed.

Rest in peace and THANK YOU ALL for the countless hours of entertainment you've provided for us over the years!

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Dolly Parton Remembers Dick Clark

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There are very few people in the industry that didn't feel the loss of Dick Clark last week. However, those who knew him best were hit that much harder, and Dolly Parton is one of the celebs to really feel his passing.

Upon hearing of his death, Dolly release a poignant statement about the icon. She not only reflected on the impact Dick had on the world, but also the influence he had on her life — and her heart!

Dolly reminisces about Dick, saying

No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than Dick Clark. I've had a crush on him since I was a teenager. But much more than that, who in this world has done more for the music industry? He will always stay young and special in the minds of all of us. May you rest in peace.

Aww! That's touching!

We bet he was sweet on you too, Dolly. Who wouldn't be, really!

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Dick Clark To Be Cremated

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The television legend who passed away Wednesday will not be having a funeral, and will not be buried.

Instead, Dick Clark opted to be cremated, which allows one’s ‘essence’ to be scattered ANYWHERE… even outer space!

We wonder where Dick requested his remains to be shed? And will there at least be a memorial for the icon who touched so many people's lives? We hope so.

We miss and mourn you, Dick. Your legacy lives on!

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Johnny Depp Remembers Jonathan Frid, The Original Barnabas Collins!

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Just as Ryan Seacrest mourns Dick Clark's death, Johnny Depp is remembering a man who greatly influenced his life.

It was such a shame when we had to tell you Jonathan Frid died yesterday. The original Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins passed away peacefully last Friday the 13th (though the news just hit Wednesday).

Upon news of the death, Johnny went to scribe a beautiful statement on the actor's passing.

Ever so eloquently, he says:

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Obama Remembers Dick Clark As 'America's Oldest Teenager'

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Barack and Michelle Obama have joined the rest of the world in mourning the loss of Dick Clark after a sudden heart attack took his life on Wednesday.

The President and his First Lady have released a LOVELY joint statement, which perfectly honors "America's oldest teenager," as Obama calls him.

Obama declares that the American Bandstand host is responsible for introducing "decades' worth of viewers to the music of our times" and praises him for "the way he made us feel."

Read the entire statement from the Commander In Chief and his wife … AFTER THE JUMP!

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Dick Clark Was Getting Prostate Surgery When He Passed

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As we said before, Dick Clark was actually in the hospital for outpatient surgery when he passed away due to a heart attack.

That surgery was actually a minor prostate surgery.

Here's what David Dreier, a close friend, said:

“He had very minor prostate surgery. 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.”

That is so scary, and so sad that it can happen just like that.

We'll miss you, Dick Clark! NYE will most surely never be the same!

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Dick Clark's Staff Is Torn Up Over His Death

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Dick Clark's Staff Is Torn Up Over His Death

Ryan Secrest is just one of MANY mourning the loss of the show biz great.

Countless lives were affected by the late Dick Clark, but few will miss Dick more than his staff at Dick Clark Productions.

We're told DCP held a company meeting to break news of their boss' passing to employees hours before the news got out to the public.

From what we hear from insiders:

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