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Legendary rock drummer Charlie Watts died Tuesday at a London hospital and his death has left a void in the music world.
Moments after Watts’ death was announced, Twitter tributes poured in from friends and admirers.
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 24, 2021
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) August 24, 2021
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80 https://t.co/LUVShR1yaM via @YahooNews AWFUL NEWS. One of the true timeless icons and the backbone of the Stones. Hard to fathom the loss. So very sad.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 24, 2021
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) August 24, 2021
— Dinosaur Jr (@dinosaurjr) August 24, 2021
RIP The incredible and irreplaceable Charlie Watts
Huge Loss! RS pic.twitter.com/3dhAVJKRaY
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) August 24, 2021
A very fine, gifted man…anchoring one of the very finest rock bands in history…Another Beautiful Soul…Thank You, Charlie…XXX🙏🙏🙏XXX
The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80 - https://t.co/n0LS8f8NHjhttps://t.co/FqHUbukpER
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) August 24, 2021
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) August 24, 2021
— jillsobule (@jillsobule) August 24, 2021
My mom always claimed I was conceived during the chorus of “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones.
Thank you, Charlie Watts. I owe you my life.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/4YRM4dXoN9
— Curtis Stigers (@curtisstigers) August 24, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.