Soon after news about the passing of Dick Clark made its round on the web, people flooded Twitter with demands to see the late TV icon incarnated via hologram image. Apparently inspired by Tupac Shakur's resurrection at Coachella, the fans want his virtual image to host the upcoming "New Year's Rockin' Eve".
"Maybe we can get a hologram Dick Clark to host rockin' new years eve. Too soon?" tweeted a fan named Angelica Pickles. Another Tweep, Mark Walker, wrote, "Not so fast Seacrest! Hologram Dick Clark to host New Years Eve 2013."
Jeff Lampkin posted, "Dick Clark hologram booked for this year's New Years Eve!" Some other messages read, "Dick Clark hologram for new years eve??? I vote yes" and "Looking forward to seeing the Dick Clark hologram at New Year's Eve 2012. #RIPDickClark."
82-year-old Dick Clark passed away after having a heart attack at St. John's Health Center on Tuesday night, April 17. The likes of Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, Mario Lopez, Madonna and Janet Jackson have since expressed their grief over the loss of the TV vet.
Seacrest opened "American Idol" Wednesday night, April 18 by paying tribute to Clark. "We can't begin tonight's show without acknowledging the passing of a television pioneer and my dear friend, Dick Clark," he said. "Without Dick, a show like this would not exist." He added, "He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his family. I know that he is in a better place saying, hey, let's get on with the show. You got it boss."
Clark had hosted the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" since its inaugural show 40 years ago. Last year, he said, "I look forward to the Times Square appearance for two reasons. One . . . I'm honored to be a part of the event. And two, I'm really touched by the many people who tell me I'm an inspiration to them."