NEWS: Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr passes away, aged 56!

Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr tragically passed away yesterday (March 12th 2013), aged 56. The drummer, who was a firm member of the band from 1979 to 1983 and played on the band’s first three records, passed away due to poor health in his sleep at his home last night. Bassist Steve Harris made the following statement:

“This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. 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.”

We here at DEAD PRESS! offer our condolences and best wishes to Clive Burr‘s family, friends and all those close to him during this difficult time.