04/19/2012 09:08 am ET

Dick Clark: Photo From Before He Was Famous (PHOTO)

Famed television host Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 after suffering a massive heart attack, and the whole country is mourning the loss of the TV legend.

"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," TV host Ryan Seacrest tweeted Wednesday after hearing the sad news of Clark's passing. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Our friends over at Snakkle.com uncovered an old school photo of Clark, taken before he became a household name thanks to his popular "American Bandstand" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" broadcasts.

Check out Clark's photo below. For more flashback photos of New Year's Eve TV hosts, head over to Snakkle.com.



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