Rolling Stones miss Charlie Watts funeral in Devon because of Covid restrictions – Devon Stay

Rolling Stones miss Charlie Watts funeral in Devon because of Covid restrictions – Devon Stay

The Rolling Stones needed to miss the funeral of Charlie Watts in Devon final week due to Covid restrictions.

The legendary drummer died final month on the age of 80, and a small personal ceremony was held in Devon final week.

Nonetheless, Charlie’s bandmates, together with Sir Mick Jagger, could not attend the funeral and stayed within the US, the place they’re rehearsing for an upcoming tour.

Learn extra: One of final pictures of Charlie Watts show him posing with love of his life

Covid restrictions meant Sir Mick, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wooden had been compelled to remain in Boston, The Sun stories.

Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones

A supply advised the paper the band will as an alternative pay tribute to Charlie throughout their upcoming reveals and a celebration of his life is deliberate within the UK later this 12 months.

Charlie lived together with his spouse Shirley Ann Shepherd at Halsdon Manor, close to Dolton, in North Devon, the place they ran the Halsdon Arabians stud farm.

Local residents of Dolton paid tribute to Charlie following his loss of life.

As proprietor of Halsdon Manor, a 600-acre sixteenth-century property, famed for Polish Arab thoroughbreds and run by his spouse Shirley, Mr Watts was Dolton’s most well-known resident.

A well-liked although not often seen presence in the local people, by donating to native fundraising causes, the Watts’ had been identified with affection.

Final month marked the tenth anniversary of Charlie making a shock exhibiting to assist to re-open the village corridor.

Charlie Watts speaking with residents Dolton Village Hall reopening
Charlie Watts talking with residents Dolton Village Corridor reopening
(Picture: Martin Lock)

Susan Jury, who was a Dolton Parish councillor on the time and continues to be chair of Dalton Village Corridor, fondly remembers the day with the ‘beautiful’ couple.

Though as prime donor solely Shirley Watts had been invited as VIP visitor, husband Charlie got here alongside as help act and drummed up extra publicity.

“We had a bonus!” recollects Susan, to the Native Democracy Reporting Service.. “They had been the final to go away the corridor on that day.”

However this hadn’t at all times been Mr Watts’ intention. Based on Susan, the star had a automotive standing by exterior as a result of the cricket was on TV again on the manor. He’d determined that “if he wasn’t having fun with himself he was going dwelling,” Susan recollects.

He clearly received some satisfaction, staying on to speak to villagers.

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