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Rest in Peace: Clive Burr, Original Drummer of Iron Maiden

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published March 13, 2013

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Iron Maiden has released the information that Clive Burr, the original drummer of the group, has passed away in his sleep at 56 years old. He had been suffering from multiple sclerosis

Burr appeared on the first 3 Iron Maiden albums: Iron Maiden, Killers, and The Number of the Beast.

From the band's website:

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."

Bruce Dickinson adds “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”

Source: Iron Maiden Official Website
Via: Rolling Stone

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