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Dick Clark death: Larry King remembers friend who 'could do anything'

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Larry King, former host of CNN's Larry King: Live, has paid tribute to late TV presenter Dick Clark.

Clark, who died aged 82 on Wednesday morning (April 18) following a "massive heart attack", was a fixture in the US music industry, hosting shows such as American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Dick Clark on the American Bandstand television show as he introduces Michael Jackson on stage for the show's 50th anniversary special

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Larry King

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King revealed his feelings on close friend Clark's passing during an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, saying: "He was a pioneer, in the early days of television.

"He could do anything. He was very, very good. You wouldn't go around quoting Dick Clark, there's no memorable great moments, but he was kind of every man. He was there, he entered the room well. The camera liked him."

King, who hosted his own late night program for over twenty-five years before handing over the reins to Morgan, also revealed an admiration of Clark's all-encompassing knowledge of the music business.

"You and I... we could not name the Billboard Top 10," King added, "He could name it. I'm sure he could have named it yesterday."

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Watch Larry King speak about Dick Clark on Piers Morgan Tonight below:



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