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I know there are a lot of other fans of Bruce and the E Street Band on the site, and this will come as sad news.

Rolling Stone has an article up:

Rolling Stone can confirm reports that Clarence Clemons has suffered a stroke. The news broke this evening at 411.com, which reported that Clemons is "seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida." We have no information on the severity of the stroke, but we have independently confirmed that the E Street Band saxophonist has suffered a stroke.

I last saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert in Nashville in November 2009.  Clarence was shuffling a little bit more slowly than he used to, but the sax still sounded great.

We'll all have a thought or prayer for the Big Man, his family, and his friends tonight.

Originally posted to illinifan17 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 08:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, An Ear for Music, DKOMA, and Progressive Hippie.

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