Charlie Watts, a drummer for the Rolling Stones, passed away at the age of 80 in a medical facility in August 2021.
The drummer joined the Stones in 1963 and contributed to such masterpieces as (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Get Off My Cloud, and Sympathy for the Devil.
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BBC’s My Life as a Rolling Stone includes interviews with and recollections from Charlie Watts’s friends and family as well as interviews from Watts’s own archives.
The Charlie-centric episode will premiere in late July.
When exactly did Charlie Watts pass away?
Charlie Watts, a drummer for the Rolling Stones, passed away on August 24th, 2021.
Three weeks earlier, the drummer had withdrawn from the band’s forthcoming US tour due to health concerns.
A member of Watts’ family released the following statement: “There are no words to express the depth of our sorrow at the passing of Charlie Watts.
He died this morning in a London hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.”
At what age did Charlie Watts pass away?
On this day in 2021, Charlie Watts would have become 80 years old.
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What was the cause of his death?
The circumstances surrounding Charlie Watts’ passing were never disclosed.
Three weeks previously, he had withdrawn from the Rolling Stones’ upcoming summer 2021 US tour, claiming a heart operation as the reason.
His throat cancer, discovered in 2004, responded well to radiation, and eventually went into remission.
Source: National World