Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

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The music industry and fans worldwide are mourning the death of the legend that is Charlie Watts.

Image credit: The Rolling Stones Facebook Page

The widely respected and well dressed Rolling Stones’ drummer of nearly 60 years has passed away on Tuesday, August 24. The cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

Earlier this month, an announcement was made that he would not be touring with The Rolling Stones in 2021 after going through a medical procedure for an undisclosed health condition.

Musicians and fans across the globe are sending their deepest, most heartfelt condolences all over social media to Watts’ family – wife of 57 years Shirley, daughter Seraphina and granddaughter Charlotte. Also, to the band The Rolling Stones, who Watts referred to as his family as well.

In honour of Watts, this is what you will see currently when you visit the band’s website:

Image credit: The Rolling Stones

Here are what some fellow stars across genres have to say about Watts’ passing

Image credit: Aerosmith Facebook Page
Image credit: Elton John’s Twitter
Image credit: Paul McCartney Facebook Page

Click the link to Paul’s Facebook page to watch the full video.

Image credit: Brad Paisley Facebook Page

Thank you, Charlie Watts, for sharing with us your passion and gift in music. You will always been fondly remembered as an icon in Jazz and Rock & Roll, a classy bloke and all-around great guy.

Check out some of his greatest hits with The Rolling Stones here:

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