The music world has been paying tribute to Clarence Clemons who passed away on Saturday aged 69. The saxophonist, known for being an integral part of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band died after suffering a stroke one week before. Springsteen released a statement which read: "His loss is immeasurable and we are honoured and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band". Recently, Clemons told Rolling Stone magazine that "as long as my mouth, hands and brain still work I'll be out there doing it. I'm going to keep going 'til I'm not there anymore. That's what's keeping me alive and feeling young and inspired." Clemons last performed with the E Street Band in December of last year.