Legendary Charlie Watts Has Passed Away At 80
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At the age of 80, Charlie Watts died for unspecified reasons, news that was confirmed by a publicist.
Watt’s spokesman released the official announcement: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family,” the statement said. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also as a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members, and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”
The Rolling Stones’ drummer had already crossed out the idea of joining the Stones’ Fall 2021 U.S tour after being admitted for an unnamed surgery. Steve Jordan, who was Keith Richards’s drummer on his three albums, agreed to fill in Watt’s shoes before recovery.
Charlie Watts became an official member of the Rolling Stones back in January 1963, and has endured one of the longest tenures in the rock and roll industry, becoming the only drummer of the beloved British rock band. He has appeared on all of the Stones’ albums until this year.
Unlike his fellow bandmates, Watts was never too keen on living the “rockstar life.” He enjoys living a private, quiet one and also loved to dressed neatly on every occasion. He had garnered several recognitions for his drumming skills and is highly considered to be one of the greatest drummers of all time, alongside John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, and many more.
May you rest in peace, Charlie Watts.