Two music legends — “American Bandstand” host Dick Clark and The Band’s Levon Helm — passed away within days of each other and the outpouring of condolences from fans and peers of the music legends continues to swell.
On Friday, director Martin Scorsese paid tribute to Helm, calling the singer/songrwiter/drummer a “consummate artist.” Scorsese directed The Band’s groundbreaking 1978 concert film “The Last Waltz.”
“Levon’s touch was so delicate, so deft, that he gave you more than just a beat – he gave the music a pulse,” Scorsese said in a statement.
“Levon was a gentleman, a consummate artist (and, I might add, a wonderful actor — his performance as Loretta Lynn’s father in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ is rich, understated, and very moving), and he loved music as deeply and truly as anyone I’ve ever met,” Scorsese said in a statement. “I consider myself fortunate to have worked with Levon, and I am one among many, many people who will miss him.”
Dick Clark, meanwhile, is being remembered by fans, including celebs like Olivia Munn, Aubrey O’Day and Monica.
“When I first heard about Dick Clark passing, the first thing that went through my mind was ‘Man, the world just got a little bit darker for losing a man who made it a whole lot brighter,'” Olivia Munn tells MTV News.