The man responsible for the drums on the first three Maiden albums, including Iron Maiden, Killers, and Number of the Beast has passed away peacefully after complications with multiple sclerosis.

The band members had nothing but very positive things to say about Clive Burr, stating things like Burr never lost his sense of humor or his lasting good mood.

The friendship of the members goes back to 1979, when Burr joined the band and made an obvious and immediate impact.

Rest in peace a legend, Clive Burr.

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