Charlie Watts died at 80: all details here!

Charlie Watts died at 80: all details here!

The famous rock drummer passed away at 80. See all details in this article!

How sad! Charlie Watts, the famous drummer from The Rolling Stones, passed away at 80.

The sad news was confirmed by his spokesperson. Watts was part of the legendary rock & roll band for more than 50 years alongside Mick Jagger,  Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood

''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," said his publicist Bernard Doherty.

"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," the statement continued. "We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members, and close friends is respected at this difficult time."

In 1989, Watts was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his bandmates. The Rolling Stone continued working until these days, all the members were preparing for their upcoming tour in the fall. 

At that time, Watts announced he wasn't going to be part of the tour due to a medical condition. "With rehearsals starting in a couple of weeks it's very disappointing to say the least, but it's also fair to say no one saw this coming," he said at that time. 

"After all the fans' suffering caused by Covid I really do not want the many RS fans who have been holding tickets for this tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation," he continued. "I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me."

Artists like Paul McCartney send their love to Watts' family and the band. The singer of The Beatles tweeted, "Charlie was a fantastic drummer, steady as a rock," McCartney said. "Love you, Charlie. I've always loved you. Beautiful man."

Also, Elton John wrote a heartfelt message to the family, "A very sad day. The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina, and Charlotte. And of course, The Rolling Stones."

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