British heavy metal vocalist Paul Di'Anno
(pictured below) has released the following statement regarding the passing of fellow former IRON MAIDEN
member, drummer Clive Burr
, who died Tuesday night in his sleep at his home at the age of 56 after suffering from multiple sclerosis for many years:
"Sad to hear of your passing. You will always be in my heart, Clive
. A truly unique talent that will never be forgotten."Di'Anno
recorded two classic albums with IRON MAIDEN
before being fired and replaced by Bruce Dickinson
. He went on to front a number of other bands, including KILLERS
, and released several solo records.Clive
in 1979 and performed on the first three albums — "Iron Maiden"
(1981) and "The Number Of The Beast"
(1982). Prior to that, he was a member of SAMSON
, the band Bruce Dickinson
fronted before he, too, joined MAIDEN