New Jersey Flags Will Fly at Half-Mast for E. Street Band’s Clarence Clemons

Over the weekend, the world was shocked to hear that Clarence Clemons, saxophone player for the legendary E. Street Band, had passed away following a stroke. In the past few days, the music world has mourned the passing of a great talent and those close to him have mourned a great friend. Bruce Sprinsteen, in his statement on Clarence’s passing, said, “He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music.”

And, with the loss of such an integral part of New Jersey’s most famous rock band, New Jersey Govenor Chris Christie has ordered that, on Thursday, June 23rd, flags in the state of New Jersey will be flown at half mast in rememberance.

Christie’s statement included the following:

“Clarence Clemons represented the soul and spirit of New Jersey. His partnership with Bruce Springsteen and the rest of the E Street Band brought great pride to our state and joy to every fan of this music around the world. On a personal note, when I heard about the Big Man’s passing on Saturday night, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling that the days of my youth were now finally over. My condolences to Clarence’s family and all the members of the E Street Band.”