Mick Jagger leads Rolling Stones' tribute to drummer Charlie Watts

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(CNN)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood person paid tribute to their Rolling Stones bandmate Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday astatine the property of 80.

Drummer Watts, who became portion of the Stones' longtime foursome alongside Jagger, Richards and Wood, played for the set for much than 50 years.

His bandmates led the tributes connected societal media, with Jagger posting a representation connected Twitter and Instagram of Watts drumming.

    Richards besides posted a representation to his societal media accounts of a drum kit with a "Closed" motion hanging implicit it.

      Wood posted a representation of himself with Watts, adding: "I emotion you my chap Gemini, I volition dearly miss you. You are the best."

      The Stones had announced earlier this period that Watts would miss the band's upcoming North American limb of its "No Filter" circuit aft undergoing a aesculapian process for an chartless condition.

      On Tuesday, Watts' spokesperson told CNN Watts had "passed distant peacefully successful a London infirmary earlier contiguous surrounded by his family," adding that helium was "one of the top drummers of his generation."

      Several different musicians besides shared their memories and tributes for Watts connected societal media, with galore saying they had been personally inspired by the drummer.

      "Love you Charlie, I've ever loved you. Beautiful man, and large condolences and sympathies to his family," erstwhile Beatle Paul McCartney said successful a Twitter video, adding that Watts' decease was a "huge blow" to the Rolling Stones.

      Mike McCready, pb guitarist for Pearl Jam said: "Any of america successful a stone set wouldn't beryllium present if it hadn't been for Charlie."

      Meanwhile, stone set Aerosmith posted connected Twitter: "We are highly saddened to perceive the passing of the legendary Charlie Watts. Our deepest condolences to Charlie's household and The Rolling Stones." Aerosmith added that Watts had "given america each truthful much."

      In 1962, Jones formed the Rolling Stones with vocalist Jagger, pianist Ian Stewart and guitarists Richards and Dick Taylor. Watts initially turned down the group's archetypal connection to join, aboriginal conceding and playing his archetypal gig with them successful January 1963.

      The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs connected  signifier    during their No Filter circuit  astatine  NRG Stadium connected  July 27, 2019 successful  Houston, Texas.

      Fellow drummer and erstwhile subordinate of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart, said Watts was "a colossus successful the satellite of stone 'n' rotation drumming. His hands and feet danced similar Nureyev, truthful elegant, truthful graceful."

      On Tuesday night, the Caesars Superdome successful Louisiana, formerly known arsenic the Louisiana Superdome, displayed the Rolling Stones' signature logo of a lingua and lips successful grant of Watts.

      Meanwhile, London Underground workers paid tribute to Watts with a touching poem. "Charlie Watts, you are a fable and we volition ne'er hide you. Love is beardown for you and whitethorn it springiness you shelter, arsenic you get connected your unreality and bring stone 'n' rotation to paradise."

        Watts is survived by his woman of much than 50 years, Shirley, his girl Seraphina, and his granddaughter Charlotte.

        "A precise bittersweet day. Charlie Watts was the eventual drummer," vocalist Elton John wrote successful a tweet. "The astir stylish of men, and specified superb company. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte. And of course, The Rolling Stones."

        CNN's Hilary Clarke contributed to this report.

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