Images: Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, dies at 80

 
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Updated 8/24/2021 12:41 PM

Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Rolling Stones, dies at 80.

Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones performs during the first concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones performs during the first concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Members of the Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger appear at a party celebrating the opening of their film "Let's Spend The Night Together," in New York on Jan. 18, 1983. 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.
Members of the Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger appear at a party celebrating the opening of their film "Let's Spend The Night Together," in New York on Jan. 18, 1983. 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.
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Members of the Rolling Stones, from left, drummer Charlie Watts, guitarist Ron Wood, singer Mick Jagger, and guitarist Keith Richards. pose for photographers after arriving for a Super Bowl news conference in Detroit on Feb. 2, 2006. 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. The Rolling Stones were the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl XL football game between Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.
Members of the Rolling Stones, from left, drummer Charlie Watts, guitarist Ron Wood, singer Mick Jagger, and guitarist Keith Richards. pose for photographers after arriving for a Super Bowl news conference in Detroit on Feb. 2, 2006. 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. The Rolling Stones were the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl XL football game between Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.
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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.
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.
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From left, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform the first concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
From left, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform the first concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Mick Jagger, right, and drummer Charlie Watts, perform with the Rolling Stones at halftime of the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit on Feb. 5, 2006. 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.
Mick Jagger, right, and drummer Charlie Watts, perform with the Rolling Stones at halftime of the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit on Feb. 5, 2006. 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.
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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Chuck Leavell with The Rolling Stones perform at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Atlanta.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Chuck Leavell with The Rolling Stones perform at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Atlanta.
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Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs at the Ciudad Deportiva on March 26, 2016, in Havana, Cuba.
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs at the Ciudad Deportiva on March 26, 2016, in Havana, Cuba.
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Ronnie Wood, from left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Ronnie Wood, from left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup" with three unheard tracks. One of the new tracks is called "Scarlet" and features Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called "Criss Cross."
Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup" with three unheard tracks. One of the new tracks is called "Scarlet" and features Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called "Criss Cross."
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Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones performs during the concert of their No Filter Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 22, 2017. 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.
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones performs during the concert of their No Filter Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 22, 2017. 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.
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Ronnie Wood, from left, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform on July 15, 2019, in New Orleans. 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.
Ronnie Wood, from left, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform on July 15, 2019, in New Orleans. 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.
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In this March 24, 2016 file photo, members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood pose for photos from their plane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are threatening U.S. President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his reelection campaign rallies despite cease-and-desist directives, according to a statement issued by the band Sunday June 28, 2020.
In this March 24, 2016 file photo, members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood pose for photos from their plane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are threatening U.S. President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his reelection campaign rallies despite cease-and-desist directives, according to a statement issued by the band Sunday June 28, 2020.
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Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones arrives at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto on Aug. 10, 2005. 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.
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones arrives at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto on Aug. 10, 2005. 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.
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