Dick Clark had undergone prostate surgery prior to suffering the heart attack that ended his life. On April 17th he was operated on for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
According to a report from TMZ, Clark's death certificate revealed this detail. This type of prostate surgery is typically performed when the prostate has become so enlarged that it prohibits urination.
The death certificate also shows that Clark died of acute myocardial infarctionÂ—which is simply the medical term for a heart attack. He died on April 18th, just a day after the prostate surgery. He also suffered from coronary artery diseaseÂ—likely the cause of the massive stroke that severely altered his lifestyle just a few short years ago.
You can check out Dick Clark's death certificate for yourself and see all the details that caused the American Bandstand legend's demise at the age of 82. Click here to view the death certificate.
Might Dick Clark still be alive had he not undergone the prostate surgery the day before his death? It's possible. However the quality of his life would have been seriously hampered. It was likely that quality of life that led to his having the surgery in the first place.
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