Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, Dead at 80

Drummer for the Rolling Stones for over 50 years, Charlie Watts, has died. The founding member of the British rock group passed away on Tuesday, August 24. He had recently stepped back from the band’s fall tour, which is slated to kick off on September 26 in Saint Louis, MO.

British Rock musician Charlie Watts, on drums, of the group the Rolling Stones, performs onstage during ‘The Rolling Stones American Tour 1981’ (in support of their album ‘Tattoo You’), at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, November 13, 1981. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

A statement from the Rolling Stones and Charlie Watts’ spokesperson reads:

It is with immense sadness that

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