As Its host, creator, and namesake. Dick Clark, hosted coverage of New Year’s
Eve celebrations in Times Square for ABC’s annually from 1974 to 2004, when
complications of a stroke less than a month prior prevented him from participating
in the 2005 edition and limited participation until his death on April 18, 2012. Ryan Seacrest is now the sole host of the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve special. The 2012 to
2013 edition this evening will include a special tribute to Clark.
December 28, 2012
Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)