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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies

World-famous musician Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 80. It was announced that Watts had undergone critical heart surgery a month ago. The musician, who celebrated his 80th birthday in June, has been a member of the rock band since 1963.

Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 80.

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Charlie Watts, drummer for the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, died in hospital where he was treated. The advertiser of the famous group gave the news of his death with the statement “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear Charlie Watts”.

According to Sputnik Turkey, the statement said, “A beloved husband, father and grandfather, as a member of the Rolling Stones, he is one of the greatest drummers of his generation. We ask that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends be respected at this difficult time.”

Charlie Watts was treated for throat cancer in 2004.