Clemons Died Of Heart Complications As A Result Of Stroke In 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)An honor from one big man to another.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has officially declared Jan 11 as Clarence Clemons Day.

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Clemons was Bruce Springsteen‘s sax player and original member of the E-Street Band. Known as “The Big Man,” Clemons died of heart complications as a result of a stroke in 2011. He was 69.

Christie, an avid Springsteen fan, has been to over 130+ Springsteen shows, and ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff at the time of Clemon’s death.

The resolution to give the big-time saxophone player his own day was proposed by New Jersey Sen. Jennifer Beck.

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“The New Jersey Shore would not be the same without the music of Bruce Spingsteen’s E- Street Band,” Beck said.

“The E-Street Band would not have been the same without the sound of a saxophone played by Clarence Clemons.”

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