Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts, 'Quiet Man Of Riotous Band', Dies At 80

Charlie Watts was accepted as the quiet man of the bouncy band.

Charlie Watts, the bagman of the allegorical British rock'n'roll bandage the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday at the age of 80, his arranger said.

"It is with immense anguish that we advertise the afterlife of our admired Charlie Watts. He anesthetized abroad affably in a London hospital beforehand today amidst by his family," arranger Bernard Doherty said in a statement.

"Charlie was a admired husband, ancestor and grandfathering and also, as a affiliate of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.

"We attentive appeal that the aloofness of his family, bandage associates and abutting accompany is admired at this difficult time."

Watts was accepted as the quiet man of the bouncy band, which helped ascertain the Swinging Sixties with around-the-clock hits such as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".

His akin arch off the date was reflected in his metronomic time-keeping on stage, counterbalancing the activity and allure of accompanist Mick Jagger and guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

Fellow British ablaze Elton John alleged it a "very sad day".

"Charlie Watts was the ultimate drummer," he wrote on Facebook.

"The best beautiful of men, and such ablaze company. My centermost condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte (Watts' widow, babe and granddaughter). And of course, The Rolling Stones."

"RIP Charlie Watts, one of the greatest bedrock drummers anytime and a absolute gentleman," wrote Canadian rocker Bryan Adams on Twitter.

Watts appear beforehand this ages that he would absence the resumption of the Rolling Stones' bout of the United States abutting ages afterwards ability a medical procedure.

"Charlie has had a action which was absolutely successful, but I accumulate his doctors this anniversary assured that he now needs able blow and recuperation," a agent said at the time.

Stones frontman Mick Jagger said at the time that the bandage "really attending advanced to affable Charlie aback as anon as he is absolutely recovered".

The Sun abridged appear that Watts underwent a action in London afterwards "doctors spotted a botheration during a accepted check-up".

Watts himself appear a account adage "for already my timing has been a little off".

Born on June 2, 1941 in London, Charles Robert Watts apparent applesauce about the age of 10, with the brand of Jelly Roll Morton and Charlie Parker.

Exploring boot as a boy, he adapted an old banjo that had a bark accoutrement into a allurement drum, according to the Rolling Stones' official website.

But he had no academic training and abstruse by watching abundant applesauce drummers in London clubs.

After belief art, he begin a job as a clear artist and played with a array of applesauce bands in the evenings afore abutting the Rolling Stones in 1963.

He was called the 12th greatest bagman of all time by Rolling Stone annual in 2016.

Watts was advised in the 1980s for booze and heroin corruption but said he had auspiciously appear off them, and was advised for throat blight in 2004.

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