Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies at 80
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Sad news comes from the one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones, has passed away.
‘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. – Publicist Bernard Doherty
This comes just weeks after an emergency surgery Watts had undergone and had to be pulled from the tour.
Watts has been with the band since 1963.
The band had originally planned to continue the US tour in September.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) August 24, 2021
A very sad day. Charlie Watts was the ultimate drummer. The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte. And of course, The Rolling Stones.
@therollingstones #CharlieWatts #RIP pic.twitter.com/9rjSSgioZL
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 24, 2021
End of an Era!!!#charliewatts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/noU0gp2S4j
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 24, 2021