dick clark dies getty Dick Clark death certificate reveals prostate surgery prior to heart attackAccording to his death certificate, Dick Clark underwent prostate surgery on April 17, the day before he died from a heart attack, reports TMZ.

The certificate also confirms the cause of death as acute myocardial infarction, the technical term for a heart attack. Clark additionally suffered from coronary artery disease and acute urinary retention caused by a benign prostatic hyperplasia, the condition for which he had surgery.

Prior to the heart attack, Clark had been dealing with health issues for years, including type 2 diabetes and a stroke in 2004.

Clark died on April 18 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica.

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