Iron Maiden in a post on the band’s Facebook page reported that former drummer, the legendary Clive Burr, has lost his battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
“We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home.”
Clive Burr joined Maiden in 1979 after he left Samson, and he performed on the first three albums Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number Of The Beast (1982). Clive also played with Alcatraz, Desperado, Elixir, Gogmagog, Praying Mantis, Stratus and Trust in his career.
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Burr’s bandmate in Desperado, posted: “I just spoke to my friend Clive Burr 2 days ago to wish him a Happy Birthday. We shared stories and talked of great times together. I am saddened to hear he has passed away last night. You will be missed my friend.”