The Rolling Stones ‘were forced to miss Charlie Watts’ funeral amid Covid-19 restrictions’

The Rolling Stones ‘were forced to miss Charlie Watts’ funeral amid Covid-19 restrictions’


The Rolling Stones had been reportedly forced to miss the funeral of their drummer Charlie Watts due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, had been unable to attend the small non-public ceremony in Devon which occurred final week. 

According to The Sun, the group have remained in Boston amid pandemic guidelines the place they’re rehearsing for his or her rescheduled world tour which begins on September 26 in St Louis, Missouri. 

Restrictions: The Rolling Stones were reportedly forced to miss the funeral of their drummer Charlie Watts due to Covid-19 restrictions (L-R, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood)

Restrictions: The Rolling Stones had been reportedly forced to miss the funeral of their drummer Charlie Watts due to Covid-19 restrictions (L-R, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood)

Charlie’s funeral was stated to have taken place with minimal fuss, in accordance to his household’s needs.

The musician died on August 24 aged 80 with a press release saying he had ‘handed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his household’. 

It had been introduced on August 5 that Charlie wouldn’t participate within the upcoming tour due to a current emergency surgical procedure and had been changed with Steve Jordan.

He stated in a press release: ‘After all the frustration with delays to the tour brought on by Covid, I actually don’t need the numerous Stones followers within the States to have one other postponement or cancellation.

Ceremony: Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, were unable to attend the small private ceremony in Devon which took place last week (pictured together in 2014)

Ceremony: Sir Mick Jagger, 78, Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, had been unable to attend the small non-public ceremony in Devon which occurred final week (pictured collectively in 2014)

‘I’ve subsequently requested my nice pal Steve Jordan to stand in for me.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for The Rolling Stones for remark. 

The band lead an outpouring of grief following the information of Charlie’s passing, with Ronnie sharing an image of the pair with the caption: ‘I really like you my fellow Gemini ~ I’ll dearly miss you ~you’re the finest’.

Rolling Stones frontman Mick shared a poignant picture of a smiling Charlie on each Twitter and Instagram, with out a caption, whereas guitarist Keith posted a Twitter picture of the Rolling Stones’ drum package with a ‘closed’ signal hanging from it.

Travel: The group have remained in Boston amid pandemic rules where they are rehearsing for their rescheduled world tour which begins on September 26 in St Louis, Missouri (pictured in 2005)

Travel: The group have remained in Boston amid pandemic guidelines the place they’re rehearsing for his or her rescheduled world tour which begins on September 26 in St Louis, Missouri (pictured in 2005)

Ronnie’s spouse Sally, 43, shared a slew of throwback photos of the drummer that she captioned: ‘We love you Charlie. The entire world will miss you xx ❤️’. 

Charlie joined the then-fledgling band in 1963 after assembly Mick, Keith and Brian Jones whereas enjoying in rhythm and blues golf equipment.

Along with Mick and Keith, Charlie featured on each one of many band’s studio albums. He was broadly thought to be one of many best drummers of all time.

His London publicist, Bernard Doherty, confirmed his passing in a press release, saying: ‘It is with immense unhappiness that we announce the demise of our beloved Charlie Watts.

‘He handed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier at present surrounded by his household.

Heartbreaking: The group were left devastated by Charlie's passing aged 80 but they are said to believe he would have wanted them to carry on with their tour

Heartbreaking: The group had been left devastated by Charlie’s passing aged 80 however they’re stated to consider he would have needed them to keep it up with their tour

'I will dearly miss you': Mick, Ronnie and Keith shared poignant tributes to Charlie after the Rolling Stones rocker passed away

‘I’ll dearly miss you’: Mick, Ronnie and Keith shared poignant tributes to Charlie after the Rolling Stones rocker handed away

Poignant: Keith shared a poignant Twitter photo of the Rolling Stones' drum kit with a 'closed' sign hanging from it

Poignant: Keith shared a poignant Twitter picture of the Rolling Stones’ drum package with a ‘closed’ signal hanging from it

‘Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and likewise as a member of The Rolling Stones one of many best drummers of his technology.

‘We kindly request that the privateness of his household, band members and shut associates is revered at this troublesome time.’

In 2004, Charlie was handled for throat most cancers at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and he was given the all-clear after a four-month battle with the illness, involving six weeks of intensive radiotherapy therapy.

The drummer was identified after discovering a lump on the left facet of his neck.

Doctors carried out a biopsy which confirmed the tumour was malignant and he was identified with throat most cancers in June that 12 months. 

History: Alongside frontman Sir Mick and guitarist Keith, Charlie (pictured centre) was among the longest-standing members of the Stones, which has seen a shifting line-up of musicians including Mick Taylor, Ronnie and Bill Wyman

History: Alongside frontman Sir Mick and guitarist Keith, Charlie (pictured centre) was among the many longest-standing members of the Stones, which has seen a shifting line-up of musicians together with Mick Taylor, Ronnie and Bill Wyman

His spokesman stated on the time that Charlie’s therapy had ‘not interfered with any tour or recording plans for the group, who’ve been ‘stress-free between work commitments”.

Following his restoration, the band started work on their twenty second studio album, A Bigger Bang.

Charlie, who reportedly gave up smoking within the Nineteen Eighties, stated throughout an interview with Rolling Stone journal on the time that he felt ‘very fortunate’ docs had caught the most cancers early.

Statement: Charlie's publicist Bernard Doherty said: 'Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation'

Statement: Charlie’s publicist Bernard Doherty stated: ‘Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and likewise as a member of The Rolling Stones one of many best drummers of his technology’

It comes after Mick Brigden, a music tour supervisor who traveled the world with artists together with The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died earlier this month aged 73.

The UK native injured himself whereas digging a grave for his pet canine on the property of his Santa Clara residence in Northern California final week.

He was taken to an area hospital, and ultimately succumbed to his accidents and handed away on September 5, in accordance to The Press Democrat.

Tragedy: It comes after Mick Brigden, a music tour manager who traveled the world with artists including The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died earlier this month aged 73

Tragedy: It comes after Mick Brigden, a music tour supervisor who traveled the world with artists together with The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died earlier this month aged 73

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