Dick Clark Underwent Prostate Surgery Day Before Heart Attack — Death Certificate

Dick ClarkOn Wednesday, April 18, television legend Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82, following a heart attack. Clark died in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. But, the day prior to Clark’s death, the former American Bandstand host underwent prostate surgery, according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ. Clark was reported to have been suffering from a condition called benign prostatic hyerplasia, which is why he underwent the procedure.

Clark’s death certificate affirms that the cause of his passing was a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction). Clark also suffered from an additional medical condition called coronary artery disease.


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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.