Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RIP Clive Burr

Clive Burr, Iron Maiden's drummer from 1979 to 1982, died Tuesday at the age of 56. Burr suffered from Multiple Sclerosis during the last two decades of his life, a cruel irony for a man who distinguished himself through his physical power and dexterity.

Steve Harris: This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.

Bruce Dickinson: “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family.”

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