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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80

Posted by on August 24, 2021

 

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died. No cause of death was revealed, however, a spokesperson revealed the 80-year-old drummer died in London on Tuesday (24th) morning. Earlier this month, Watts was forced to sit out from the group’s upcoming U.S. tour due to needing time to recover from a recent “successful” medical procedure. 

 

The band issued the following statement: 

 

“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.

Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also 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.”

 

Watts joined the iconic group in 1963 as he remained with the legendary act for over fifty years.

 

 

Our thoughts go out to Watts’ family and friends during this difficult time. 

 

 

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