New Jersey flags fly at half-staff for E Street Band sax player

    Chris Christie acted as both a fan and a governor when he ordered the state’s flags be flown at half-staff today for E Street band saxophonist Clarence Clemons.

    Clemons died Saturday after suffering a stroke June 12. “The Big Man” played alongside famous New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen.

    NJ.com reports Christie is a Springsteen fan and has attended 125 concerts. The governor issued the following statement about Clemons’ passing:

    “When I heard about the Big Man’s passing on Saturday night, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling that the days of my youth were now finally over. My condolences to Clarence’s family and all the members of the E Street Band.”

    Clemons, he said, “represented the soul and spirit of New Jersey.”

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