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Music lost a legend on June 18, and Bruce Springsteen lost a great friend. The New Jersey-born rocker is mourning the loss of E Street Band member Clarence Clemons, who died at age 69, after suffering a stroke.
"Clarence lived a wonderful life," Springsteen, 61, said on his website. "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," The Boss continued. "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 played the saxophone alongside Springsteen for almost four decades. The duo had a unique chemistry and gave their audience a glimpse into their playful relationship with every performance. Like Bruce, we'll miss that certain magic that only "The Big Man" could bring to the stage.