In a statement on his website, Springsteen said "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage." This is the second passing of an E Street Band member, pianist Danny Federici passed away in 2007.
Recently Clemons was featured on Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" on her latest, Born This Way.