Weeks after pulling out of the Rolling Stones' upcoming U.S. tour, the collective's drummer, Charlie Watts, has passed away and the world of rock 'n' roll is reacting to the tragic news.
Word of Watt's passing spread on Tuesday (August 24), as per his publicist, Bernard Doherty, who announced that he had "passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family." Doherty went on to describe the late musician as "a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation." He was 80.
While Alex Van Halen kept it simple, sharing, "Charlie......Godspeed," others have gone in different directions when remembering Watts. See below for some of the reactions to the drummer's passing.