On Tuesday, August 24, news surfaced that Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer, had died at the age of 80. Fans have been keen to learn about the late musician’s net worth after his sad demise.
Fans and celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respects to the late musician.
What is Charlie Watts’ net worth?
Born in Bloomsbury, London, the English drummer was a member of The Rolling Stones from 1963 until his death in 2021. The musician originally trained to be a Graphic Artist but ventured into music part-time.
He began playing the drums in London clubs, where he met his future band members – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones.
Charlie, along with Mick and Keith, became the only band members to be featured on all of the group’s albums. He appeared on some of the band’s iconic hits such as Paint It Black, Sympathy for the Devil, and You Can’t Always Get What You Want.
Despite his success as a member of The Rolling Stones, the English musician dabbled in a lot of other ventures outside of the band.
In 1964, he published a cartoon tribute named Ode to a High Flying Bird for American Saxophonist Charlie Parker.
During the late 1970s, the drummer collaborated with Ian Stewart and other top musicians for the Rocket 88 band. He also ran a highly successful Arabian horse stud farm in Devon, England, with his wife, Shirley Watts.
The Rolling Stones drummer dies at 80
On August 4, Charlie abruptly withdrew from the band’s post-pandemic US Tour, stating health reasons. He was replaced by Steve Jordan, a long time associate of Keith.
Previously, Charlie was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004 but successfully beat the disease. Prior to this, Charlie had also suffered from substance abuse in the ’70s and ’80s, but managed to overcome that as well.
Charlie is survived by his wife Shirley. The couple tied the knot in 1964 and remained together through all their rough patches. The musician is a father of one, a daughter, Seraphina Watts.
He also had a grandchild named Charlotte.
Tributes for the musician explored
Many fans and personalities from the music and entertainment industry took to Twitter to mourn the musician.