The Rolling Stones in mourning: Charlie Watts died this Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was the drummer of the rock group since 1963.
The drummer of Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts, died on Tuesday August 24 in London at the age of 80, his agent announced. In a press release, Bernard Doherty explains: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear Charlie Watts “, specifying that he was “died peacefully in a London hospital earlier in the day, surrounded by his family”. He deplores the disappearance of “one of the greatest drummers of his generation”.
In early August, a spokesperson for the artist had already announced that he would not participate in the group’s American tour, scheduled for this fall, for medical reasons. “Charlie underwent successful surgery”, but his doctors believe he needs rest, he said at the time.
Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones legend
The drummer had celebrated his 80th birthday in June 2021. He had been a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Along with Mick Jagger, charismatic leader of the group, and Keith Richards, his guitarist, Charlie Watts was one of the oldest members of the famous rock group.
In 2004, Charlie Watts was treated for throat cancer, from which he recovered after four months of struggle, including six weeks of intensive radiotherapy. “Charlie was a much loved husband, father and grandfather and also, as a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”, estimated his agent Bernard Doherty, taken over by AFP. “We ask that the privacy of his family, group members and close friends be respected during these difficult times.”, he added.