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Eric Clapton Commemorates His 4-Year-Old Son Who Died In A Tragic Accident Via A Powerful Song ‘Tears In Heaven’

Date October 23, 2019 15:10

When famous singer Eric Clapton’s son died at the age of 4, the lost dad thought he would never overcome that grief and emptiness inside. But Eric could find a way to move on. His music saved him at the darkest period of his life.

Tragic accident

For Eric Clapton, his world literally stopped turning when his precious little son Conor passed away from a tragic accident in 1991. The boy was just 4 years old.

At that time, multiple publishers wrote different versions of how Eric Clapton’s son died. But what did really happen on that fatal day?

Little Conor, who was in custody of his mother Lori, fell to his death from a 53rd-story building when a janitor had been working on the window and left it open. Unfortunately, a nanny who watched the child couldn’t react in time.

On the day of Conor’s demise, Eric planned to take his son to the Bronx Zoo. He wanted to become the best dad for his precious little boy. It was heartbreaking for the singer to realize he would never hug his son again.

Eric Clapton Commemorates His 4-Year-Old Son Who Died In A Tragic Accident Via A Powerful Song ‘Tears In Heaven’Eric Clapton Commemorates His 4-Year-Old Son Who Died In A Tragic Accident Via A Powerful Song ‘Tears In Heaven’Getty Images / Ideal Image

Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven”

Losing your child is probably the worst thing that could ever happen to any parent. After Conor’s passing, Eric Clapton couldn’t perform on stage for months but, eventually, it was music that saved the singer from grieving.

Clapton said:

I almost subconsciously used music for myself as a healing agent… I have got a great deal of happiness and a great deal of healing from music.

The singer dedicated a song to his late son. Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” could touch every heart and soul. The star shared his deepest emotions in this song. It’s almost impossible not to cry listening to the powerful lyrics.

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on.

The song was awarded as Record of the Year at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

Moving on…

Many years passed since the tragedy. What is Eric Clapton doing now? The singer continues working on his music, writing new songs, and performing on stage.

Eric Clapton Commemorates His 4-Year-Old Son Who Died In A Tragic Accident Via A Powerful Song ‘Tears In Heaven’Eric Clapton Commemorates His 4-Year-Old Son Who Died In A Tragic Accident Via A Powerful Song ‘Tears In Heaven’Getty Images / Ideal Image

Time heals even the deepest wounds. It is still hard for Eric Clapton to recall that fatal day when he lost Conor, but now he is finally able to share the best memories of him.

The singer talked about his late child:

He was the one thing in my life that good could come out of.

Eric Clapton could find the inner strength to move on. Music helped him. It is very important for all people, who struggle to cope with losing a closed one, to find a way to distract themselves from painful thoughts and focus on the main thing – understanding that our loved ones will always live in our hearts and thoughts.

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