“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.”
—Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson mourns his old drummer Clive Burr, who died Tuesday night after an 18 year battle with multiple sclerosis. Burr played on the band’s first three albums, including their 1982 masterpiece The Number of the Beast. Born in East London, he died at home, in his sleep, at age 56.