Charlie Watts, Rolling Stone’s protagonist since 1963, died in London on Tuesday, August 24, at the age of 80. His agent just broke the news, calling the musician “one of the best drummers of his generation.”
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” his agent wrote in a statement: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital, surrounded by his family.”
A few weeks after the announcement, his team shared his agent’s messageHe will not be participating in the group’s U.S. tour to recover from an unspecified “medical practice.”.
“Charlie was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather and a member of Rolling Stone and one of the best drummers of his generation.”Doherty wrote. “We ask that the privacy of his family, team members and close friends be respected during these difficult times.”.
He already had to fight throat cancer in 2004, and he received treatment At the Royal Marston Hospital in London. He won his fight after four months of struggle, including six weeks of radiation therapy.
Previously shared on August 5, according to a report Pitch, The surgery “went well”, and we learned that Steve Jordan was a member of the side project Keith Richards, X-Funion Vinos, Who will replace him during the US tour starting in late September and ending in November.
“Charlie’s surgery went well, but the doctors rescued him and told him to rest again,” a spokesman explained at the time. “The rehearsals are very disappointing. No one saw it coming.”
Since the band’s debut in 1962, Charlie Watts has jokingly said: “Once, I have some time!”
“The team is looking forward to Charlie returning as soon as he recovers,” Jagger explained, while Richards said: “We were all a little shocked by this news. Honestly, we hope Charlie recovers soon. We will see him again soon!”
Ron Wood said: “I will miss him on the next tour, but he told me we should continue with it! I can not wait until he comes back on stage with us. Thanks to old friend Steve Jordan for the change.”
Many tributes are expected in the coming hours and your radio should respect its memory!
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I was shocked to hear about Charlie Watts. I do not know what to say, I’m so scared for Charlie’s family. Charlie was a great drummer and I loved the music of the Stones and they created great records. Love & Mercy. pic.twitter.com/C4q2zXvVKo
– Brian Wilson (rianBrianWilsonLive) August 24, 2021
Silence Charlie Watts. You have shaken the world and you will be missed. Carmine Appice❤️❤️
– Carmine Apps (@ carmineappice1) August 24, 2021
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Charlie Watts. A complete inspiration to the legion of drummers since the 1960s. A man of grace, style, dignity and peace. pic.twitter.com/Nu4msDShAF
– துரன் துரன் (duranduran) August 24, 2021
Drummers are very stuck people. Even if they are loud, they are the last thing you want to hear. They have insecurities because everyone has turned to their side. The secret of the band is here; There is no magnificence without a great drummer. RIP Charlie Watts pic.twitter.com/sAcE7SYiBY
– Berry Farrell (@perryfarrell) August 24, 2021
Charlie Watts is a very elegant and decent drummer in rock and roll. He played exactly what he needed to – no longer – no less. He is a kind. pic.twitter.com/aasPZ2fMYX
– John Jett (ான்Jonjet) August 24, 2021
Without the rhythm, style, and VIBE of this incredible musician, rock n roll would not be rock n roll. சாந்தியடைய # CharlieWatts, One of the greatest and most important architects of the music we love. pic.twitter.com/xEfzaSLCba
– Tom Morello (moretmorello) August 24, 2021
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80 https://t.co/LUVShR1yaM Via YahooNews Wonderful news. One of the true timeless symbols and the backbone of the stones. The loss is difficult to understand. Is very sad.
– Paul Stanley (@ PaulStanlive) August 24, 2021
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