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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Comments (3)
  1. Mary Shaw says:

    Hoping he would get better, very sad, Great Sax player, RIP Clarence!!!

  2. Troy Dahlson says:

    I bet the angels were glad to recieve such a proffesional as Clarence Clemens.

  3. Leslie Gilbert says:

    I have been a Bruce Fan forever and I can’t imagine seeing a Bruce Springsteen concert without his friend and side kick who he always spent such great energy introducing,.. THE one and THE only, Saxophone extraordinaire, most loved man in around, The BIG MAN himself, Clarence Clemons!!!
    At their last concert in Philly, me, my sister and our friend had tickets on the floor. We were screaming to Clarence something about his new book and he looked our way and smiled right at us. We were so star struck and shocked. We then did the old who us signal and he smiled his biggest best BIG MAN smile and nodded his head at us. I swear that one moment was worth all the times I stood out for days in cold rainy parking lots waiting for Bruce tickets to go on sale!!!
    We will truly miss you Clarence!!!♥

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