Earlier this week we thought this wouldn’t happen, but the great Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band has died from complications to a stroke at the age of 69.
Clarence was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen’s life and music and will be greatly missed.
We knew him as “The Big Man” for his huge stature and of course for his saxophone, he spent much of his life with Bruce, and his booming saxophone solos became a signature sound for the E Street Band.
Clemons was hospitalized about a week ago after suffering a stroke at his home in Florida and his spokeswoman said he died of complications from the stroke Saturday.
Springsteen released a statement on his website:
“Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”
Read more about the late Clarence Clemons HERE
Remember Clarence with his song “You’re a Friend of Mine” alongside Jackson Browne:
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