Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80, according to his agenda. In a relevant announcement, his agent stated that “with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. Charlie died quietly in a London hospital with his family by his side. “Charlie was a loving husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of the Rolling Stones he was one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”
“We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends be respected at this difficult time,” the statement concluded. The news of the death has already made the rounds of the international media.
Watts has been a member of the legendary band since 1963. Along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, he has featured on all of the band's albums. In fact, he was going to participate in a tour of the band in the USA. However, earlier in August it was announced that he would not appear on the tour because he underwent emergency surgery.