Eric Clapton’s Heartbreaking Ordeal Was Every Parent’s Worst Fear Come True

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Veteran rockstar Eric Clapton suffered through one of the most harrowing experiences that life can possibly serve up to a person. On March 20, 1991, the musician’s son, Conor, lost his life following a fall from an apartment window 49 stories up. The poor child was just four years old at the time. It’s understandable, then, that Clapton’s life – and the lives of his other family members – was completely turned upside down by the tragic event. Yet now the star has finally confirmed a long-suspected truth about Conor’s untimely death.

Image: Facebook/Conor Clapton Memory

The death of Conor could perhaps have struck Clapton even harder because, as a child himself, Clapton grew up more or less without a mom or dad. His father was Edward Fryer, a soldier from Canada who apparently had a casual night with Clapton’s mom, Pat Clapton, in 1944. Yet Pat was only 15 at the time, and she evidently wasn’t keen on mothering. When Clapton was only a toddler, you see, his mom disappeared off to Canada with another guy.

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