[UPDATE] Sax Player Clarence Clemons Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

[UPDATE] 6-18-11 11:08 PM --

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen says the loss of fellow band
member Clarence Clemons is "immeasurable" and that he and his
bandmates are honored and thankful to have been able to stand
beside him for nearly 40 years.

Clemons, the saxophone player in the E Street Band, died
Saturday evening after complications from a stroke that the
musician suffered about a week ago.

Springsteen said on his website that Clemons loved the fans and
gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage.

Springsteen added that with Clarence at his side, he and the
band were able to tell a story far deeper than what was simply
contained in their music. Springsteen says Clemons' life, memory
and love will live on in their band.


PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Bruce Springsteen and
the E Street Band says saxophone player Clarence Clemons has died
in Florida at age 69.

Spokeswoman Marilyn Laverty confirmed the death Saturday.

Clemons was one of the key influences in Springsteen's life and
music. He was hospitalized about a week ago after suffering a
stroke at his home in Singer Island, Fla.

Known as the Big Man for his imposing 6-foot-5-inch, 270-plus
pound frame, Clemons and his ever-present saxophone spent much of
his life with The Boss. His solos became a signature sound for the
E Street Band on many songs.

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  • by jr Location: ga on Jun 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    reading about him on wikipedia he was a busy man. and seemed like one hek of a human being. a real role model.
  • by MaryE Location: Tallahassee on Jun 19, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    Rest in Peace BIG MAN the music in Heaven will be AWSOME when rolling thunder cross the skies I will think of you and not the angels bowling. SAX player are the BEST it's like Sax player are playing down your spine. WOW RIP
  • by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2011 at 02:10 AM
    One of the all time great sax players. Check out his soloing on the tune "Jungleland" on Youtube. RIP Big Man.
  • by Anti Location: Tally on Jun 18, 2011 at 08:50 PM
    Very sad news, RIP Big Man. You will be deeply missed.
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