Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
LONDON (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist.
Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts “passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”
The drummer provided the backbone of the Rolling Stones’ songs for more than half a century.
The publicist said, “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”
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