By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Charlie Watts, who served as the drummer for the iconic Rolling Stones for six decades, died Tuesday at the age of 80.

FILE — Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones at a British concert on Sept. 10, 1973. (Getty Images)

The band confirmed in a statement that Watts passed away in a London hospital.

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The exact cause of death was unclear. Earlier this month, the Stones announced that Watts would miss the band’s upcoming U.S. tour to recover from a medical procedure.

Following news of his death, tributes poured in from across the music world from the likes of Elton John and Paul McCartney:

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