The legendary saxophonist of The E Street Band, Clarence Clemons who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for almost 40 years, died after suffering a week from a stroke on June 18th.
“Clarence lived a wonderful life,” Springsteen said following Saturday’s news that the 69-year-old Clemons died following complications from a stroke he suffered June 12. Springsteen added that the loss of Clemons, known as the Big Man, “is immeasurable” and that he and his bandmates “are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years. Clemons’ life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”
The last time the world saw Clemons perform was at the Season Finale of American Idol where he performed with Lady Gaga.