Beloved U.S. TV mogul Dick Clark underwent prostate surgery the day before he suffered a fatal heart attack, his death certificate has revealed.
In the official document, obtained by, coroners noted the veteran broadcaster went under the knife to treat a benign enlargement of the prostate on 17 April (12) after he was diagnosed with acute urinary retention.
The star, who also battled heart disease, died from an acute myocardial infarction - a cardiac arrest - the next day (18Apr12).
The Clark family has chosen to cremate the 82 year old's remains and scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean in lieu of a traditional funeral service.