Bruce Springsteen Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Passes Away — So Sad.

Sat, June 18, 2011 10:15pm EST by Add first Comment

His great playing was featured on countless classic songs — and even had a new resurgence on some Lady Gaga hits.

Saxophone titan Clarence Clemons has passed away at the age of 69.

The legend succumbed to complications resulting from a stroke he suffered on June 12, TMZ reports.

The famous member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band soloed on many of the group’s biggest hits, including “Born To Run,” “Thunder Road” and “Dancing In The Dark.” He recently found a different audience playing on two Lady Gaga singles, “Hair” and “The Edge Of Glory.”

We’re going to turn on our copy of the classic Bruce Springsteen record Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in his honor!

— William Earl