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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80

Baku, August 25, AZERTAC

Charlie Watts, the legendary Rolling Stones drummer, has died at the age of 80, according to DW.

The musician "passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family," his publicist, Bernard Doherty said on Tuesday.

"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," Doherty added.

Watts revealed earlier this month he would not go on tour with the Rolling Stones in 2021 after undergoing a medical procedure.

Charlie Watts was often described as one of the top musicians of his generation, helping to cement one of the greatest rhythm sections in the history of rock.

As a member of one of the first British bands to conquer the United States in the 1960s, the Rolling Stones went on multi-million pound tours across the world.

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