Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died in a London hospital on Tuesday, according to his publicist. Watts passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He was 80.
“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,” publicist Bernard Doherty said.
Watts had previously announced he would not tour with the band in 2021 because of an undefined health issue.
He spent 60 years with the stones and will remembered as one of the premier drummers of his time.
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