When she appeared on American Bandstand in 1984, Madonna told Dick Clark that she wanted to "rule the world."
Well, she went on to do just that for the better part of the last 25 years, but the fact that people still remember that moment to this day, is also a tribute to Clark and the pop-music-driven show he ruled for 40 years.
"Rest in peace Dick Clark," the Material Girl tweeted, along with a link to her famous interview, upon hearing that Clark had died suddenly this morning at 82.
Be they in music, movies, TV or politics, celebrities and organizations of all stripes joined Madonna in paying their respects to the TV legend.
Ryan Seacrest, Mario Lopez, Joan Rivers, Jenny McCarthy, Barry Manilow, and Smokey Robinson, paid their respects.