Clarence Clemons Passes Away at Age 69
Making for quite the saddening news, Clarence Clemons passed away at the age of 69 on Saturday (June 18).
The legendary musician's death came as a result of medical complications related to a stroke he had suffered on June 12th.
A talented saxophonist and longtime member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Clemons initially appeared to be on the mend following the stroke, but things took a drastic turn for the worse prior to his passing.
Grieving the loss of his friend and band mate, Bruce Springsteen released a statement earlier today which read, "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 40 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."
Clemons had most recently collaborated with Lady Gaga on her song "The Edge of Glory" and can be seen in a new music video for the track.
The 69-year-old was married five times throughout his life and is the father of four children: Clarence III, Charles, Christopher and Jarod.
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