Stars Mourn Clarence
Some of the world’s biggest music stars have paid tribute to Clarence Clemons after he passed away this weekend.
The legendary saxophonist, who was a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died aged 69, after suffering a stroke at his Florida home.
Speaking out about the iconic musician - who also recently appeared in the video for Lady Gaga’s track ‘The Edge of Glory’ - Bruce Springsteen said on his official website,
"We are honoured and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years.
"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."
Also paying his respects was U2 frontman, Bono, who, after hearing the news during a gig in California, told the audience,
“I want you to think about a beautiful symphonic sound that came out of one man’s saxophone. I want you to think about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, of brothers. I want you to think of Clarence Clemons.
“This man just carried music, and music carried him until this day.”
Meanwhile, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash expressed his sadness on Twitter, writing,
“Clarence Clemons was one of the finest musicians/people in this business. He will be sorely missed. Rip…Great sidemen like Clarence Clemons don’t get the full appreciation they deserve until they’re gone.”