Rolling Stones bandmates salute late drummer Charlie Watts
LONDON (AP) – Members of the Rolling Stones have shared tributes to their unshakeable drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday at the age of 80.
Band frontman Mick Jagger posted a photo on Twitter of a smiling Watts seated behind a drum. Lead guitarist Keith Richards shared a picture of a drum set with a hanging sign reading “Closed.” Guitarist Ronnie Wood posted a photo of himself and his late bandmate captioned “I love you my fellow Gemini – I will dearly miss you – you are the best.”
On the Rollingstones.com website, only a black-silhouetted portrait of Watts appeared.
Watts’ publicist announced Tuesday that the musician died in a London hospital surrounded by his family.