Charlie Watts died at the age of 80. He started in The Rolling Stones in 1963, and has since been the drummer in the band.
«It is with great sadness that we report that Charlie Watts has passed away, it is stated in the announcement from the agent, according to the BBC».
Three weeks ago, the band announced that Watts had to drop the upcoming US tour No Filter Tour which the band has planned starting September 21 in St. Louis, Missouri, writes Rolling Stone.
Watts, along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is one of the only Stones members to participate on all the albums.
Charles Robert “Charlie” Watts was born 2 June 1941 in London and died today Watts had a background in jazz and blues and decided on a music career when he was 13. He played in various bands before joining The Rolling Stones.
In June 2004, it was found that Watts had throat cancer, but the disease has been kept in check and even seems to have calmed down, so that he has been able to continue performing with The Rolling Stones.