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Bruce Springsteen on Clarence Clemons: 'His Loss is Immeasurable'

Springsteen's statement about his longtime E Street Band member and collaborator

June 18, 2011 9:55 PM ET
Bruce Springsteen and  Clarence Clemons performing in 1978.
Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons performing in 1978.
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Bruce Springsteen has released this statement about Clarence Clemons' death:

Clarence lived a wonderful life. 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 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.

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