Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dies from multiple sclerosis

Posted on November 13, 2013


Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dies from multiple sclerosis

By Rachael Mattice

Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr died last night after suffering from multiple sclerosis for several years, the band reported on their website today.

British-born Burr, 56, passed away peacefully during sleep at his home.

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said, “This is terribly sad news, Clive was a very old friend to all of us.”

“He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”

Burr joined Iron Maiden in 1979 and performed on the band’s first three records titled “Iron Maiden,” “Killers” and “The Number of the Beast.” In 1982, Burr left the band due to health issues. Before Iron Maiden, Burr was also a member of Samson.

Along with Burr, Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in recent news.

Mattice is a producer and music journalist for the Journal & Courier. She can be reached at or on Twitter @RachaelM_JC.

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