Iron Maiden Number of the Beast Narrator Dies

12/30/2011
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Loudwire had this sad news for Iron Maiden fans: Barry Clayton, the man behind the spoken word introduction to iconic song 'The Number of the Beast,' has died at the age of 80.

Clayton was a quintessential part of Maiden lore, as his deep, booming voice is forever etched in the minds of headbangers, thanks to the way he spoke those famous, ominous words that start the song.

The Islington Tribune reported Clayton's death. He was a resident of the region, which is in Greater London, England, for 40 years. more on this story

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