Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died Saturday. He was 69.
His death came a week after he suffered a stroke, and was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Springsteen.
Clemons played in The E Street Band since it formed in 1972, complementing Springsteen’s electric guitar and driving rhythms in classics like “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.”
But he also found celebrity in his own right, appearing n Martin Scorsese’s “New York, New York,”as well as “Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “RECOiL,” and what many consider his opus, “Blues Brothers 2000.”
He also made appearences on television in programs like “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Jake and the Fat Man,” “The Wire” and “The Simpsons.”
He was married five times and is survived by four sons.