Charlie Watts Rolling Stones Drummer Dies Aged 80

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, has died at the age of 80

"It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts," a statement said.

"He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family."

It continued he was "a cherished husband, father and grandfather" and "one of the greatest drummers of his generation".

Watts had been a member of the Rolling Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones.

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