The family of Dick Clark have chosen to cremate the beloved TV mogul's remains and scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean in lieu of a traditional funeral service.
The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away on Wednesday (18Apr12) after suffering a massive heart attack.
A slew of celebrities, including close friends Kenny Rogers and Betty White, have been paying tribute to the late star, but they will not get the opportunity to bid farewell to Clark at a memorial ceremony - his grieving relatives have chosen to pay their own respects to the late star in their own private, low-key way, according to ETonline.com.
Meanwhile in related news Actress Betty White fought back tears during a taped TV interview as she remembered her friend and regular dinner partner Dick Clark, who passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday (18Apr12).
The former Golden Girls star is still shocked after hearing of the TV mogul's death, revealing she had actually booked a lunch date with him next week (begs23Apr12).
The funny lady got serious for U.S. news show Access Hollywood during abreak from filming on her new TV hit Hot in Cleveland and paid tribute to her "dear personal friend".
She said, "We had a date for lunch, he and his wife..., we have lunch about every two weeks, so we had a lunch date next Tuesday that we'll have to cancel".