Sad news: E Street Band sax player, music legend, and Norfolk native Clarence Clemons has passed away.
Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s longtime saxophone player and a legend in the music industry, died Saturday from complications following a stroke he suffered about a week ago.
Clemons’ sax has been one of the most defining elements of the E Street Band’s sound. He has suffered from numerous ailments over the last few years. He had double knee surgery and even had to perform from a wheelchair at one point.
Wow, that one hurts. I’ve been a huge Bruce Springsteen fan for years, and also a big fan of Brooooce’s E Street Band. Sadly, two key members of that band — keyboardist Danny Federici (who died in April 2008) and saxophonist Clarence Clemons — have now left us forever. Rest in peace, “Big Man” — you will live on through your music and will not be forgotten!