Gloria Estefan, Mario Lopez, and other Latino celebrities react to Dick Clark's death on Twitter

Today, the world lost a great legend when the famous American Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve host, Dick Clark, died of a massive heart attack at the age of 82. Clark, who was known for his youth-like attitude, has been beloved by the public since he first became a fixture on TV sets in 1956.

Now the sad news, which was confirmed by Clark's agent earlier, has millions of people honoring his memory. In fact, many celebrities have already taken to Twitter to praise Clark and give thanks for all he brought to the entertainment world throughout his career. Here's what they had to say:

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Just heard the news of Dick Clark... It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He ..was a great man and an even better friend. The word legend is thrown around a lot, but it's never more appropriate than when used in describing Mr. Clark. He was a real inspiration & influence in my life. I will dearly miss my friend... Rest well DC – Mario Lopez [in several tweets] , @MarioLopezExtra

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dick Clark, a fellow dog lover and an entertainment legend. – Cesar Millan, @cesarmillan

Dick Clark dies at 82..R.I.P. old friend! - Perez Hilton, @perezhilton

Our sincerest condolences to Dick Clark's wife, Kari, his family & all who loved & admired him which includes the whole Estefan clan! - Gloria Estefan, @GloriaEstefan

Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year's Eve. - Fergie, @Fergie

What are your favorite memories of Dick Clark?

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