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Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dies at 56

March 14, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • Clive Burr, far left, with Iron Maiden.
Clive Burr, far left, with Iron Maiden. (BBC News )

Clive Burr, former drummer for Iron Maiden, has died at age 56. Burr, who played on the heavy metal band's first three albums -- "Iron Maiden," "Killers" and "The Number of the Beast" -- had  been suffering from multiple sclerosis.

"He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days," Steve Harris, the group's founder and bass player, wrote.

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Burr joined the band in 1979 and left it in 1982, as they were rising to world prominence. He was diagnosed with MS in 2001.

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