Remembering An Icon

April 19, 2012 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT

By WKBW News

April 19, 2012 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Entertainment legend Dick Clark passed away Wednesday at the age of 82 as the result of a heart attack following what was described as minor surgery.

Clark was an iconic figure in the entertainment industry.

One of his most famous roles was as host of "American Bandstand" from the 1950's, lasting several decades on ABC.

While the show was based in Philadelphia, former Channel 7 personality Rick Azar filled in for Dick Clark on national television. Azar remembered that experience with Eyewitness News the night of Clark's passing.

Radio personality Tommy Shannon also remembered Clark as someone who was a visionary in the music industry.

Channel 7 anchor Keith Radford spoke via satellite with Clark in 1992, and talked about his wide ranging career, that also included hosting the Ball Drop from Times Square in New York City.

Radford has hosted the Buffalo Ball Drop for 25 years, with Clark in New York City, side by side on television.

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