Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr Passes Away
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.13.2013
He was 56...
Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died at age 56. Burr first joined the band in 1979 and was the drummer on their first three albums: Iron Maiden, Killers, and The Number of the Beast. Burr had been suffering from multiple sclerosis and reportedly died in his sleep at home.
Iron Maiden published a statement on their official website by founding member Steve Harris on Burr. Harris described Burr as a "wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out."
Burr added: "This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. 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."
Frontman Bruce Dickinson stated on Burr: "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 humor or irreverence."
Burr was born in East London in 1958. He was a member of the UK metal band Samson before he joined Iron Maiden in 1979 where he was the drummer until 1982. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001.