According to reports, Burr had been suffering from multiple sclerosis and passed away at home in his sleep.
In a statement on their official Facebook page, Iron Maiden have paid tribute to the drummer who played a part in the band’s first three studio albums.
“This is terribly sad news,” bass player Steve Harris says. “Clive was a very old friend of all of us. 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.”
“I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden,” frontman Bruce Dickinson adds. “He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his M.S., Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence.”