Legend Clarence Clemons dies of complications from stroke

Although we know that death is inevitable, it still shocks us when it happens to those who paved the road for us...our legends. They are so talented and we looked up to them for so many years that we tend to think they are invincible. Then suddenly, we lose them because all along, they were human.

Another legend lost...but his talent will live on in today's music and in the hearts of his fans....

He was the spirit of the E Street Band, and the oaken staff that Bruce Springsteen leaned on.

Clarence Clemons — the Big Man with the big horn — died yesterday of complications from a stroke he suffered last weekend. He was 69.


“Clarence lived a wonderful life,” Bruce Springsteen said in a statement last night. “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.”

News of Clemons’ death was first reported last night on nj.com, The Star-Ledger’s real-time news website.Link

“He was the kahuna of surf and soul and a man that had love in his heart and, always, a smile on his face. He was my brother — my musical brother,” said original E Street Band drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez.

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