December 7, 2022

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Charlie Watts and spouse of 57 several years pose in sweet remaining photograph

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Really like genuinely in no way dies.

Rolling Stones drummer and new music icon Charlie Watts attended a single last charity function with Shirley Ann Shephard, his spouse of 57 a long time. The pair smiled together at an function for the canine basis Without end Hounds Have confidence in in May possibly 2020 in a person of the past images of Watts before he died.

Watts passed away Aug. 24 at 80 in the Uk.

“It is with immense unhappiness that we announce the loss of life of our beloved Charlie Watts. He handed absent peacefully in a London hospital before today surrounded by his household,” the band said in a assertion.

“Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the finest drummers of his technology. We kindly ask for that the privateness of his relatives, band users and close friends is respected at this hard time,” the statement concluded.

Charlie Watts and his wife, Shirley, stayed alongside one another for 57 decades ahead of his death on Aug. 24.Forever Hounds Trust / SWNS

Shephard, 82, and the British rocker adopted a 5-year-previous greyhound pup named Suzie at the event. In the cute snap, Watts and his ladylove posed with the dog and looked as delighted as ever. Watts wore a beige accommodate although Shephard sported a teal jacket and jeans.

The couple achieved just before the Rolling Stones entered the globe of fame and fortune. They married in 1964 and have a single daughter, Seraphina.

In a 2018 job interview with NME, Watts — whose dying brought an outpouring of remembrances from lovers and other musicians — was requested about his techniques to a very long and healthful relationship. The publication also tackled how obtaining a strong romantic relationship is exceptional for rock stars when carrying out and partying on the road.

Famous Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts
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“Because I’m not seriously a rock star,” he claimed. “I do not have all the trappings of that. Owning claimed that, I do have four classic cars and trucks and can’t push the bloody matters. I have under no circumstances been fascinated in doing interviews or becoming found.

“I really like it and I do interviews for the reason that I want people today to come and see the band. The Rolling Stones exist since people today occur to the demonstrates,” Watts continued. “There’s practically nothing even worse than actively playing in a club with a few persons sitting down in the front — one’s your girlfriend and the other’s your mate — and that’s the audience.”

He also touched on the plan of regardless of whether the Stones would at any time retire.

“No. I’ve thought that the band could possibly stop a whole lot of situations. I utilised to assume that at the conclusion of every single tour. I’d experienced plenty of of it — that was it,” he replied. “But, no, not really. I hope [when it ends] that anyone states, ‘That’ll be it.’ I’d loathe for it to be a bloody huge argument. That would be a serious unfortunate second.”

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is shown relaxing in London in 1964.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts in London in 1964.
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