March 8, 1957-March 12, 2013
Clive Burr, former drummer for metal legends Iron Maiden, has died. Burr is said to have died yesterday in his sleep after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 56. Burr joined Iron Maiden in 1979 and played on their first three albums (Iron Maiden, Killers, and The Number of the Beast). Burr left the band in 1983 and was replaced by drummer Nicko McBrain, who has been in the band ever since. Burr would continue to drum until he was diagnosed with MS, which left him in debt. Iron Maiden helped their former band mate by performing charity shows. Burr also founded his own charity in 2004 called Clive Aid.
While this is not surprising, it is sad to hear that Clive has passed away. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Rest in peace, Clive.