Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80

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Legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away at the age of 80 years old. A statement from the band and Watts’ spokesperson said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generations. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this time.”

Here’s the following statement from the band:

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