Clarence Clemons Passes Away
2011-06-18 by Jom STAFF | 47 Comments

It's with heavy hearts that we acknowledge Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons' passing Saturday evening. His death stems from complications from a stroke suffered just a week earlier.

Remarked The Boss: "Clarence lived a wonderful life. 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. 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. 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."

Clemons would have turned seventy in January. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and other loved ones.

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Spare
June 18th 2011

5223 Comments


time for a springsteen marathon

tarkus
June 18th 2011

5560 Comments


rip

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2011

17914 Comments


sucks so bad

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2011

14513 Comments


damn RIP

SiliconSunshine
June 18th 2011

77 Comments


R.I.P.

FearThyEvil9
June 18th 2011

11402 Comments


R.I.P.

qwer7yfreak
June 18th 2011

486 Comments


Oh man, RIP, Clarence. Time to put Jungleland on repeat.

Kris.
June 18th 2011

11418 Comments


my dad told me about this

don't listen to bruce ever but rip

krazytom
June 18th 2011

121 Comments


RIP big man, your sax will be missed

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londoncalling457
June 18th 2011

2565 Comments


i was actually listening to bruce when i came on and saw this. so sad. RIP.

psykonaut
June 18th 2011

3913 Comments


RIP

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2011

8963 Comments


I honestly believed that he died 2 years ago until I read this post. He's got like 5 RIP's banked from me in the past.

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RagingStorm
June 19th 2011

509 Comments


RIP

dimsim3478
June 19th 2011

4017 Comments


RIP

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AlexTM510
June 19th 2011

1396 Comments


F*ck


RIP

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Monstar1790
June 19th 2011

119 Comments


This really sucks. RIP...let's hope Bruce finds the will to continue on with the E Street Band somehow. I can't imagine a world without their performances.

Mr_Coffee
June 19th 2011

631 Comments


The guy was a legend. Born to Run all night long.

R.I.P.

CrowsZero
June 19th 2011

91 Comments


RIP

Uranium
June 19th 2011

6649 Comments


dont know you, dont care. but rip soldier.

armfarm
June 19th 2011

572 Comments


gil scott and now clarence. Two musical legends. RIP.

steadyriot
June 19th 2011

443 Comments


RIP Big Man, grew up listening to Bruce and the E Street band in my dads car. Clarence is a true
legend, sad to see him go

laxworld16
June 19th 2011

96 Comments


RIP, it makes me happy to know that he will be immortalized in the music of the e-street band. He deserves it.

Jruined
June 19th 2011

1273 Comments


RIP.

Prince1993
June 19th 2011

527 Comments


R.I.P

sonictheplumber2
June 19th 2011

256 Comments


shit man RIP

heard born to run on the radio today

came on right after tom sawyer, it was a good night

jayfatha
June 19th 2011

2882 Comments


RIP to this shit

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2011

6250 Comments


An absolute hero!
Rest in peace, Clarence; you will be missed.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2011

48581 Comments


Great sax player.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2011

20830 Comments


R.I.P.

You know that when a saxophonist can be remembered as strongly as he was, then they are truly a talented individual.



Fort23
June 19th 2011

2469 Comments


this is really terrible RIP. I cant imagine a bigger loss to the band other than Bruce himself

Obfuscation24
June 19th 2011

3939 Comments


Don't to listen to Springsteen much at all but this guy was a legend.
RIP

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2011

6250 Comments


I cant imagine a bigger loss to the band other than Bruce himself

This

And I was hoping to go see them someday if they ever decided to come around here again.

ant4tbc
June 19th 2011

373 Comments


Currently blasting "Jungleland"

RIP

danielito19
June 19th 2011

3068 Comments


just heard about this and wanted to make sure sputnik knew.

RIP to the max, guy was a legend

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HenchmanOfSanta
June 19th 2011

1664 Comments


Immediately listened to Born to Run and Jungleland upon hearing this news. Not a huge E Street fan but those are great songs made even greater by Clemons' performance.

RIP Big Man

Ire
June 19th 2011

41474 Comments


rip

gonna spin my springsteen records later tonight

danielito19
June 19th 2011

3068 Comments


listening to springsteen with my dad m/

this guy is just so graet

Decapod
June 19th 2011

990 Comments


Terrible... RIP man

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MTEK
June 19th 2011

65 Comments


R.I.P Big Man

Mabbitt
June 20th 2011

1248 Comments


RIP.

strangely enough, i was at this thing going on at the pier the day this happened and there was a bruce springsteen tribute band playing

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BigHans
June 20th 2011

26455 Comments


RIP dude was fucking awesome

qwe3
June 20th 2011

21154 Comments


i'm so sad now

FenderUk
June 20th 2011

96 Comments


rip

Spec
June 20th 2011

26846 Comments


RIP

Really sucks

omnipanzer
June 20th 2011

21391 Comments


RIP

mallen-
June 20th 2011

1235 Comments


RIP, probably my favorite musician in the E-street band

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spaceclaw6
June 20th 2011

40 Comments


Time to listen to his sax parts on jungleland and spirit in the night on repeat, a true legend gone. RIP big man



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