Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died on the age of 80.
The musician’s publicist, Bernard Doherty, issued an announcement on Tuesday confirming the unhappy files.
“It is with big disappointment that we stutter the death of our loved Charlie Watts,” he acknowledged. “He passed away peacefully in a London sanatorium earlier this day surrounded by his family.”
Doherty went on to advise Watts as “considered one of many finest drummers of his generation” besides as a “cherished husband, father, and grandfather”.
“We kindly quiz that the privateness of his family, band participants, and shut chums is revered at this annoying time,” he concluded.
Watts’s Rolling Stones bandmates, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, accept as true with no longer yet commented.
Earlier this month, it became reported that the rocker had elected to sit down out the resumed U.S. No Filter Tour as he became getting higher from surgical treatment.