Mike Clement, a longtime guitar technician for Tony Iommi, has passed away. Let’s see how mike clement died and Guitar tech’s cause of death in detail
What happened to Tony Iommi?
Tony Iommi, a longtime member of Black Sabbath, is in sadness at the passing of guitar tech Mike Clement, one of his closest friends. Clement passed away on Monday (Nov. 28).
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi announced the death of his longtime guitar tech Mike Clement in a recent social media post.
Iommi stated earlier this year that Clement had a “severe tumble while working at his business” and was currently in an artificially induced coma.
It’s a very sad day for me today — Mike Clement my dear old friend and my guitar tech for the last 33 years passed away this morning. Mike was a really lovely man very loyal and I could depend on him hundred percent. He will be so missed by so many people and all the Sabbath members and the crews around the world. My deepest condolences go out to his family and his many friends.
R.I.P. MY DEAR FRIEND,
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It’s a very sad day for me today. Mike Clement my dear old friend and my guitar tech for the last 33yrs passed away this morning. Mike was a really lovely man very loyal and I could depend on him 100%. My deepest condolences go out to his family and his many friends. RIP.
– Tony pic.twitter.com/YaPWBBFh1Y
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) November 28, 2022
Mike clement cause of death
Iommi had previously shared in April that Clement had been in an induced coma after suffering a fall. The statement reads,
Ongoing sad news about my tech and good friend Mick Clement who took a serious tumble while working at his business. He’s been in an induced coma and is thankfully starting to show signs of progress. Our thoughts are with his family, he has been a keyman with me for over 30 yrs.
Ongoing sad news about my tech and good friend Mick Clement who took a serious tumble while working at his business. He’s been in an induced coma and is thankfully starting to show signs of progress. Our thoughts are with his family, he has been a keyman with me for over 30 yrs. pic.twitter.com/hBIQcJoWgn
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) April 19, 2022
Who was Mike Clement?
For more than three decades, Clement has collaborated with the renowned BLACK SABBATH guitarist tech. Clement worked as MOTRHEAD’s tech for three and a half years before joining Iommi.
Clement “fell” into the rock & roll business in the middle of the 1970s while still, a Manchester college student claims Home Of Metal. In the late 1970s, Mike started designing lighting for many musicians, including Roy Harper, UK SUBS, and WAH HEAT.
He was encouraged to change careers following a drunken run-in with an old acquaintance from Sad Café at a nearby bar called Mulberries. Accepting the challenge, he spent the next four years working with MOTORHEAD, looking after Lemmy and Michael “Würzel” Burston. He was hired as SABBATH’s guitar tech at the beginning of 1990 and has remained there ever since.
SABBATH’s historic 49-year career came to an end in Birmingham in February 2017 as part of “The End” tour. Since Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in late 2011, is no longer able to travel for extended periods, “The End” was SABBATH’s final tour.
Early in 2012, soon after SABBATH announced a reunion tour and record, Iommi revealed his cancer diagnosis. He received treatment throughout the process of recording the album, “13,” and the ensuing promotional tour.
Who is Tony Iommi?
British musician Anthony Frank Iommi (/home/) was born on February 19, 1948. He was a co-founder of the groundbreaking heavy metal band Black Sabbath and served as their guitarist, leader, principal songwriter, and only steadfast member for five decades.
Iommi came in at number 25 on the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” published by Rolling Stone magazine.
Iommi lost the tips of his right middle and ring fingers in an accident on his last day of employment in a sheet metal plant as a youngster, which had a significant effect on his playing technique.
In 1968, he briefly left Black Sabbath (then known as Earth) to join Jethro Tull, but he did not release any music with them. In 1969, he rejoined Black Sabbath.
Iommi, his debut solo album, was released in 2000. Fused, featuring Glenn Hughes, his former bandmate, was released in 2005.
He founded Heaven & Hell after publishing Fused, but the band split up soon after Ronnie James Dio passed away in 2010. Iommi’s autobiography, Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath, was released in 2011.
Condolences to mike clement
Mike was 1 of a kind. A great man who I admired very much. I shall miss him, and our long talks very much. Fair thee well ol’ pal, Rest In Peace.
I’m shocked. Heartbreaking, so sorry for your loss, Tony. My deepest condolences to you, Mike’s family, and the whole crew that ever worked with him. Mike’s smile will leave with us forever, I’m so glad that I had a chance to shake his hand at Sabbath’s last gig in Kraków when he came over to bring us your picks.
I’m truly sorry for your loss Tony. He leaves a huge void in the Black Sabbath community and he’ll surely be missed for a very long time.
Damn! Sorry to hear that. He was such a nice guy. I remember him well from the Sabbath/Pantera tour in 1999. Much love to you and his family.
Condolences to you Tony. Your guitar sound both live and in the studio has always been a source of joy to me and I’m sure Mike played a part in that. My thoughts are with you and everyone who loved him.
Mike was such a lovely fella, had the pleasure of meeting him a few times over the years. Sorry for your loss Tony and to Mike’s family my condolences. God bless you mate.
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