"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. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year's Eve for the last 6 years. He was smart, charming, funny, and always a true gentleman.. . . He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him."

- Ryan Seacrest

"Dick Clark changed the face of musical television. He was wonderful to many artists including our family. We will miss him. God bless."

- Janet Jackson

"I loved Dick Clark. He was so instrumental in my career as well as all the other Motown acts and so many others in the recording business. Goodbye, my friend; rest in peace."

- Smokey Robinson

"Only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark. . . I just want the world to know how much I loved him, how much I cared about him. He's been a part of everybody's life."

- Tony Orlando

"Rest in Peace, my good friend Dick Clark. A pioneer whose mark on American culture will be felt forever."

- Quincy Jones

"You'll continue to be an inspiration to us all, Dick Clark. Thanks for the amazing rockin' years you were with us. You'll truly be missed."

- The Jonas Brothers

"I considered Dick to be my dearest friend in this business, a friendship that has endured since 1958. He was there for every crisis of my life and there were many. . . Dick was the most principled man I ever met in this business and treated everyone the same way, even if you were the little guy."

- Connie Francis

"Times Square is considered the crossroads of the world in no small part because Dick Clark's New Year's Eve celebrations there were beamed across the globe. I remember one New Year's Eve, he and I stood in Times Square marveling about how much the area - and the city - had improved over the years.. . . His spirit will always live on in Times Square, and in hearts of millions of New Yorkers."

- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

"Very saddened about the loss of Dick Clark. We hosted the very first Rockin' New Year's Eve; truly honored to have worked with him."

- Three Dog Night

"REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir."

- Snoop Dogg

"With the passing of Dick Clark, we lost a real hero who had untold influence on both world culture and the art form we call rock and roll. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Clark was a trendsetter who helped guide our tastes in music, dance and fashion for more than three decades."

- Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

"Condolences to the family of Dick Clark. We join them in mourning his passing, & will never forget his achievements in entertainment & music."

- House Speaker John A. Boehner