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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead at 80

The music community mourns the death of one of Rock’s greatest drummers, Charlie Watts who passed away.

UPDATE: The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour will proceed as scheduled according to the tour promoter.


The Rolling Stones released the news on their social media stating:

“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.

“Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation.

“We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”

No cause of death has been cited at this time. Watts pulled out of the Rolling Stones’s upcoming tour in August to recover from a ‘successful’ medical procedure that was not disclosed.

We hear at KCMQ send out best to Charlie’s family, bandmates, friends, and the entire music community.