Charlie Watts he died on Tuesday 24 August in a London hospital, surrounded by his family. In a statement released by Watts’ spokesperson, the musician described the music as “a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a member of The Rolling Stones and one of the greatest drummers of his generation “.
Condolences and memories flowed from all over the world – even those stars representing other genres of music bid him farewell. Watts left his wife in mourning Shirley, daughter Seraphinę and granddaughter Charlotte. Charlie Watts was one of the three Rolling Stones musicians – alongside the vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards – which played on all albums. He made his last appearance on the stage in August 2019 in Miami.
Now we learn that the drummer was buried as he lived – in a modest private ceremony in Devon where he lived and had a stud farm. The secretive and taciturn drummer was famous for his laconic language, even during interviews. So shrouded in mystery, the music’s last journey is not surprising.
According to “The Sun”, the other members of The Rolling Stones are in Boston, where the continuation of the tour will start on September 26 “No Filter”. Due to the pandemic restrictions related to travel, they decided not to travel to Great Britain and did not attend the ceremony.
Before the band performs for the first time without Charlie in the line-up, they will also play a private concert for the billionaire Roberta Krafta. It will take place in less than a week, on September 20, 2021. He will sit behind the drums Steve Jordanwhich Watts himself insisted on back in August.