LEGENDARY Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away at the age of 80.
The Rolling Stones stalwart leaves behind an incredible legacy and career – which saw him amass a fortune during his life.
Where did Charlie Watts live?
Born in London in 1941, Charlie Watts rose to fame when he joined The Rolling Stones in 1963 as the band’s drummer.
Charlie remained with the band until his death on August 24, 2021.
He is survived by his wife Shirley – who he married in 1964 – and their one child, Seraphina.
The couple lived in the rural Devonshire village of Dolton where they ran an Arabian stud farm.
Charlie also owned a mansion in Islington where he would also stay when he was in the captial.
What was Charlie Watts’ net worth?
Charlie is regarded as one of the greatest drummers of all time and had a bank balance to prove it.
The musician managed to accumulate a vast amount of wealth during his 60 years in the Rolling Stones.
Charlie had a net worth of a whopping £200million.
How did Charlie make his money?
Charlie and the rest of The Rolling Stones have made their money over the years through touring.
Since the 60s they have performed more than 2,000 sell-out gigs around the world.
Their Voodoo Lounge tour in 1994-5 broke records when it grossed more than £233million.
The band’s A Bigger Bang Tour in 2006-07 broke more records when it raked in over £406million.
The Rolling Stones’ No Filter tour, which began in 2017, grossed more than £304million.
Charlie also owned a percentage of The Rolling Stones’ various corporate entities.
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As mentioned earlier, Charlie and his wife also ran a very successful stud farm.
This helped boost his incredible bank balance.
The couple ran the business from their country estate in Devon.
What was Charlie’s cause of death?
On August 24, 2021, Charlie’s publicist Bernard Doherty announced that the rock legend had passed away, but the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
In August 2021, Watts underwent a procedure for an unspecified medical issue which meant he was forced to miss part of the classic band’s US tour. Watts was replaced by Steve Jordan.
Charlie’s publicist confirmed the rock and roll legend died peacefully at a London hospital surrounded by his family.