We’ve got sad news from the rock music world today… The Rolling Stones have reported that their longtime drummer, Charlie Watts, has died at the age of 80. His cause of death has not been revealed.
A couple of weeks ago, Watts announced that he wouldn’t be joining his band on their upcoming tour because he needed additional time to recover from a medical procedure.
“For once my timing has been a little off,” Watts said in a statement announcing his absence from the trek. “I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while. After all the fans’ suffering caused by COVID I really do not want the many fans who have been holding tickets for this tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me.”
Read more about Watts’ passing here.