Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ drummer dies at 80

August 25, 2021

Charlie Watts, the unshakeable drummer for The Rolling Stones and the band’s irreplaceable heartbeat, died in London on Tuesday morning, according to his spokesperson. No cause of death was cited; 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,” the statement said.
Watts gave off a different vibe from his bandmates in more ways than one. Aesthetically he preferred tailored suits, while the others took the stage with their more bohemian looks. He also did his best to stay out of the limelight, using some of the band’s early successes to buy a 16th century mansion in Sussex. But he was no less of a core member of the group, giving the band a steady backdrop to rock on for nearly 60 years. Watts is survived by his wife and daughter Serafina.

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