“You were like a brother to me”

Bill Wyman shared a heartfelt tribute to his ex rolling stones Bandmate Charlie Watts after The drummer passed away yesterday at the age of 80.

Wayman was the bassist for the Stones from their formation in 1962 until the announcement of his departure in 1993, although he had already left the band after the 1989-90 “Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle” tours.

Bernard Doherty, Publicity Officer at Watts in London, confirmed the news of the drummer’s death in a statement provided to the Palestinian Authority News Agency yesterday (August 24).

On Instagram, Wyman posted a photo of Watts with the caption: “Charlie, you were like a brother to me. In the band and in life. Rest in peace.”

Remaining current band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards And Ronnie Wood All the tributes were shared on social media yesterday, with the latter simply writing: “I love you fellow Gemini ~ I will miss you so much ~ You are the best.”

Paul McCartney was one of countless other musicians who shared their grief over the news, posted a video on social media describing Watts as “a great rock and drummer – consistent as a rock”.

A statement by his spokesman, published yesterday, said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today, surrounded by his family.”

She added that he was “a dear husband, father and grandfather” and “one of the greatest drummers of his generation”.

The cause of Watts’ death is unknown at this point. He was previously treated for throat cancer in 2004.

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