Bruce Springsteen Mourns Death of Clarence Clemons
Bruce Springsteen has led the American music industry in mourning the loss of E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons, who died on Saturday due to complications from a stroke he suffered last week.
Calling the loss of Clemons “immeasurable,” Springsteen said he was honored that he was given the opportunity to work with the iconic sax player. “Clarence lived a wonderful life,” Springsteen said in a statement posted in his official website. “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.”
Clemons had been confined at a hospital after suffering a massive stroke on June 12. The renowned saxophonist had been in frail health over the past couple of years. He underwent spinal surgery in January last year and double knee surgery a year earlier. Although best known for being a part of Springsteen’s band, Clemons also had the opportunity to work with other recording artists. He recently appeared with Lady Gaga when she performed on American Idol last month. Clemons also worked with Gaga on two songs in her “Born This Way” album.