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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead at 80

FILE - Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones poses for a portrait on Nov. 14, 2016, in New York. Watts' publicist, Bernard Doherty, said Watts passed away peacefully in a London hospital surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. He was 80. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

The world of music has lost another legend.

Charlie Watts, who was the rhythmic backbone to one of the most successful rock bands of all time, passed away peacefully in London today at the age of 80.

It wasn’t until earlier this month that he dropped out of the Rolling Stones current world tour, after recovering from what was called a “successful” surgery.

Watts last show with the Stones was in Miami in August of 2019.

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