E Street Band Sax Player Clarence Clemons Dies

Clarence Clemons, longtime saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died Saturday in Florida after suffering a massive stroke a week ago. He was 69.
Bruce Springsteen acknowledged the dire situation earlier this week, but said then he was hopeful. He called the loss “immeasurable.”

“We are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years,” Springsteen said on his website. “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.”

Pictured: Musician Clarence Clemons performs the national anthem before the start of the game between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in game five of the 2006 NBA Finals on June 18, 2006 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE
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