Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80.
“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” a statement said.
It said he was “a cherished husband, father and grandfather” and “one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”
The news is just weeks after it was announced that Watts would need to sit out the band’s fall tour due to an unnamed ‘medical procedure.’
Tributes are pouring in from stars including The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr, and Sir Elton John.