The television industry was rocked today when news broke that entertainment legend and staple of TV history, Dick Clark, has passed away at the age of 82. While plenty of Clark's fans are shaken, some of his colleagues have gone to Twitter to release 140-character tributes for the icon. From here's how Clark's celebrity fans and colleagues — including Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, Denise Richards, and more — are morning his loss.
Ryan Seacrest: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life."
Denis Leary: "Dick Clark dead. Okay so now I'm starting to get a little more concerned about all this 2012 Mayan shit"
Gloria Estefan: "Not 2 many people actually deserve the term "legend", Dick Clark embodied it & never lost his humility or humanity. We will miss him!"
Joan Rivers: "Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!"
Kevin McHale: "Dick Clark, what a a legend. Changed TV & Music forever. You will be missed Mr. Clark!"
Loni Love: "Dick Clark 1929-2012 Thanks for helping black artists to get the exposure they needed so we could ALL enjoy their music!"
Seth Green: "So saddened by Dick Clark's passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou"
D.L. Hughley: "RIP Dick Clark worked with him on New Years Rockin Eve and TV Bloopers always a class act!#TeamDl"
Comedian Doug Benson: "Dear Coachella, a Dick Clark hologram should introduce the Tupac hologram this weekend.#RIPBandstandMan"
Comedian Dave Holmes: "Worked with Dick Clark a few years back. Dude did it ALL: wrote cue cards, moved lights, called shots. An inspiration and a very nice guy."
Russell Simmons: "Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP..."
Paramore's Hayley Williams: "RIP Dick Clark. Will think of you every NYE."
Denise Richards: "My heart goes out to Dick Clark's family and loved ones.... we lost a legend.. #RIPDickClark"
Patton Oswalt: "'I finally get to apologize to GG Allin for never having him on Bandstand.' -- Dick Clark's last words. #rip"
Jenny McCarthy: "RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo"
Matthew Morrison: "A sad day as we have lost Dick Clark, an American Icon. You will be missed."
Snoop Dogg: "REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir"
Isaac Hanson: "Dick Clark was a Rock 'n' Roll Radio/TV icon with an influence on pop culture for more than 50 years. Rest in peace. -ISAAC"