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Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dies

 

Clarence Clemons, a legendary saxophonist and member of rock legend Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died after suffering a stroke. He passed away on Saturday (US time), six days after suffering from a stroke.

Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen

Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen onstage in LA

Clarence Clemons was a crucial element of Bruce Springsteen’s early career. Born in January 11, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, he died at the age of 69.

Springsteen announced Clemon’s passing away on his website with the following statement : “It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away…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.” Springsteen added that the cause of death were complications from Clemons’ stroke last week.

Clemons, who is also known as the “Big Man”, started working with Springsteen in 1971 and was a charter member of the back-up group that later on became known as the E Street Band. He also dabbled in acting and even has a solo hit single with Jackson Browne’s “You’re a Friend of Mine.” He has toured with Ringo Starr and even played on Lady Gaga’s two tracks of her recent album.

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