Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dies aged 56

Clive Burr, former drummer with Iron Maiden, passed away in his sleep last night (March 12) aged 56. He had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for a number of years. Burr played with Iron Maiden from 1972 to 1982, drumming on their first three albums: Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast. In a statement on the band’s website, band members talked lovingly of Burr, who had played with Bruce Dickinson not only with Iron Maiden, but also Dickinson’s previous band Sampson.

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Clive Burr, former drummer with Iron Maiden, passed away in his sleep last night (March 12) aged 56.

He had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for a number of years.

Burr played with Iron Maiden from 1972 to 1982, drumming on their first three albums: Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast.

In a statement on the band’s website, band members talked lovingly of Burr, who had played with Bruce Dickinson not only with Iron Maiden, but also Dickinson’s previous band Sampson.

“I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden,” wrote Dickinson. “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.”

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