This. Fucking. Blows. Moose. Mons. Pubis.
In a statement, Iron Maiden has announced the passing of Clive Burr, a former drummer for the English metal icons.
“We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night,” says the band. “He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.”
Maiden assist 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 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.”
Clive played on the band’s first three albums — Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast.
Today, take a moment to thank Clive for changing your fucking life.
Our thoughts are with the family and Maiden’s members, who must be having a hard time with the news today.
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