06/20/2011 09:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Clarence Clemons Tribute: Bruce Springsteen Saxophonist Plays National Anthem At Marlins Game (VIDEO)

Clarence Clemons, legendary saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, passed away on Saturday roughly a week after suffering complications from a stroke.

“Clarence lived a wonderful life,” Springsteen said in a statement. “He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage.”

Clemons was 69-years-old.

As a tribute to the Big Man, here he is performing the Star Spangled Banner on MLB opening day at Sun Life Stadium this year before a showdown between the Florida Marlins and New York Mets.