Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies At Age 80

British tabloid The Mirror reports:

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80. The sad news comes weeks after Watts pulled out of the band’s No Filter tour. A spokesperson for Charlie confirmed his absence from the US shows earlier this month, revealing that the rocker needed to ‘rest and recuperate’ following a medical procedure.

He confirmed the operation had been ‘completely successful’ but said the star needed time to recover. Watts said: “For once my timing has been a little off. I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while.”

Bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood all shared messages of support following the announcement. Charlie has been a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963.