Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr Dead At Age 56
March 13, 2013
Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr passed away last night, March 12th, at age 56. Burr had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said, “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.”
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson added, “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”
Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, who played with Burr in Desperado, stated, “I just spoke to my friend Clive Burr two days ago to wish him a Happy Birthday. We shared stories and talked of great times together. I am saddened to hear he has passed away last night. You will be missed my friend.”
Clive Burr joined Iron Maiden in 1979 and performed on the band’s first three albums, ‘Iron Maiden’ (1980), ‘Killers’ (1981) and ‘The Number Of The Beast’ (1982). Prior to that he was a member of Samson, the band Dickinson fronted before he too joined Maiden. Burr also recoded with such bands as Trust, Gogmagog, and Praying Mantis.
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