Dick Clark To Be Cremated: Report

Celebrity News Apr. 20, 2012 AT 3:24PM
Dick Clark To Be Cremated: Report Credit: Andrew Walker/ DCNYRE2011/Getty Images

Dick Clark is set to be cremated in lieu of a burial, Entertainment Tonight reports.

The beloved TV and radio host passed away Wednesday in Santa Monica at the age of 82 following a major heart attack.

There will be no funeral for Clark, whose ashes will be scattered over the Pacific Ocean, a source tells ET.

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Hollywood was stunned by the sudden loss of the icon, whose American Bandstand program helped introduce acts like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, James Brown, The Mamas and the Papas, and Madonna to millions around the world.

Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve cohost Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to his deceased colleague on Wednesday's episode of American Idol.

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"We can't begin tonight's show without acknowledging the passing of a TV pioneer and my dear friend Dick Clark," an emotional Seacrest told viewers. "Without Dick a show like this would not exist. He will be missed greatly. I know he's in a better place, saying, 'Hey, let's get on with the show.'"

Added Seacrest, "You got it, boss."

Clark is survived by three children and his third wife, Kari Wigton.

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