Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts Dies at 80: “One of the Greatest Drummers of His Generation” | PEOPLE

Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts Dies at 80: “One of the Greatest Drummers of His Generation” | PEOPLE

rolling stones drummer charlie watts has passed away at the age of 80. his publicist bernard dougherty confirmed his death in a statement to people sharing that watts passed away peacefully in a london hospital earlier on tuesday surrounded by his family in the statement doherty called watts a cherished husband father and grandfather he also hailed him as one of the greatest drummers of his generation watts recently underwent an unspecified medical procedure earlier this month a spokesperson said that his surgery was completely successful at the time the spokesperson revealed that watts would probably not be joining the band on tour because he needed proper rest and recuperation watts had previously underwent treatment for throat cancer in 2004. the rolling stones band member was born in london on june 2nd 1941. his mother was a factory worker and his father was a british rail driver as a teenager watts taught himself how to play the drums his first gig with the famous band was on january 14 1963 the rock and roll hall of famer married his wife shirley in 1964. in 2018 he told mme that the reason his marriage was so successful was because quote i’m not really a rock star in that same interview he shared that he had not really thought about retiring but after every tour he did think the band might call it quits he explained that when the time came for his retirement he hoped there wouldn’t be a big argument among him and his bandmates
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