America's oldest teenager Dick Clark passed away on April 18 of a heart attack, generating a massive void and a somber tone throughout Hollywood.
According to Rumorfix.com, three hundred close friends and colleagues from the television and radio world found their way to one of Clark’s Malibu homes on Thursday for a invite-only tribute to the legend.
It was a moving and very personal service remembering a man who gave so much of himself to something he loved.
As if all the press and support surrounding Clark’s death wasn’t enough to confirm it, when icons like Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordon, Lionel Richie, and Reba McEntire show up to honor you, there’s no denying the influence the “American Bandstand” host had on the industry.
Wonder sang for the crowd and actress and singer Marie Osmond held back tears, speaking about Clark’s legacy.
“So grateful to be able to celebrate Dick Clark’s life and say a few words at his memorial service this afternoon,” Osmond later wrote. “Especially amazing to reconnect with other Dick Clark protege’s like Chubby and Lionel. He did great work on this earth!”
David Foster and Paul Anka followed up with a duet to Clark’s widow, Kari, of “Put Your Head On My Shoulder.” Larry King provided the eulogy.
Other guests at the service included Clippers Announcer Ralph Lawler, Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel, Game Show Host Wink Martindale, agent John Ferriter, and Radio Program Director and a long time collaborator of Dick’s Jhani Kaye.
“Beautiful,” Kaye told Rumorfix.com, describing the service. ““Not sad, but a celebration of his wonderful life. Amazing group of people gathered here.”
Each guest left the ceremony with a thumbdrive loaded with Clark’s 50 favorite songs.