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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist STEVE CLARK Died 31 Years Ago Today In London (Story)

Steve Clark 1987. Steve Clark 1960-1991

Def Leppard guitarist Steve Steamin' Clark passed away 31 years ago on this day in 1991 in London, England.

He was on a six month leave of absence from the band's 'Adrenalize' recording sessions as he battled with alcohol addiction.

Stephen Maynard Clark joined Def Leppard in January 1978 and played alongside fellow original guitarist Pete Willis until summer 1982.

Steve was then joined by his soon-to-be best friend Phil Collen and until his death in January 1991 they would become known as the Terror Twins.

Below are some of the band statements made at the time including one about how his death was discovered (before the exact cause was known).

Also included are some band interview quotes from various sources and photos.

Rick Allen spoke about Steve in December 2017 and unveiled his portrait in early 2018 as part of the Legends series.

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