August 24 marked a sad day for rock’n’roll as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died at the age of 80. As the rock community moaned his loss, his fellow band members broke their silence on sociel media with powerful tributes to their friend.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were the first to post photos to their Instagram accounts that symbolised their grief.
Despite there being no captions, fans could tell the snaps spoke a thousand words as they mourned the loss of their pal.
Mick shared a seemingly recent photo of Charlie laughing while sitting behind his drum kit, whereas Keith opted for something more solemn.
He shared a photo of Charlie’s drum kit with a ‘closed’ sign hanging from the equipment.
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Tributes from around the world flooded in on Tuesday, with the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Brian May all sending Charlie’s family and the band their love while remembering fond memories of the drummer.
Fans also rushed to the comments section to share their sadness and to send their condolences to the band at this devastating time.
Mick had recently penned a poignant Instagram post welcoming Charlie back into the group just days before he died.
The 78-year-old songwriter revealed he was “really looking forward” to welcoming his friend back to the band following his recovery from the operation.