Today is a sad day for the music world. He passed away at the age of 80 Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of the Rolling Stones. The sad news was given to the media by the musician’s press officer, Bernard Doherty, via an official note.
A press release also appears on the band’s social media accounts:
“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. Sand left in peace to a London hospital today, surrounded by his family. Charlie was a dear husband, father and grandfather as well as being one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We kindly ask that the privacy of her family, band members and close friends to be respected during this difficult time. “
Charlie Watts was part of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Earlier this month, fans had begun to get alarmed when the musician had to announce the give up on the next tour of the group, due to a worsening of his health conditions.
This is his latest official statement:
“For once, iMy timing was slightly wrong. I am working hard to be completely fit, but now I have to accept, on the advice of the experts, that it will take some time. After all the disappointments that Rolling Stones fans have had over Covid, I don’t want them to have to accept a further delay. So I asked my great friend Steve Jordan to replace me. “
ph: press office