The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts Goes Viral On Twitter With A Bittersweet Meme
The late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts’ new meme, which paid tribute to the legendary musician, was shared on Twitter by a dedicated fan. In a short time, the tweet featuring the bittersweet meme became popular and received very kind and heart-warming comments.
During the band’s No Filter Tour, which started on September 9, 2017, in Hamburg and ended in Hollywood on November 23, 2021, Charlie Watts underwent an unknown medical procedure. Hence, Steve Jordan temporarily replaced him, but Watts couldn’t return to the stage. Sadly, Watts passed away at a hospital in London, on August 24, 2021, at the age of 80, but the cause of death remained unknown.
His unexpected death devastated his family, friends, colleagues, and fans, who expressed their thoughts and feelings about the iconic drummer through their social media accounts. Alongside his bandmates, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose and Slash, and Brian May shared their condolences after his death.
Recently, a Rolling Stones fan wanted to share their chosen person of the year, Charlie Watts, after Time Magazine announced their 2021 person of the year as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The user posted the meme in which the late drummer was on the cover on Twitter and the post went viral. The other fans reflected their feelings about this bittersweet meme and Watts’s legacy by saying that he was a legend and will always be remembered.
Here’s what a fan wrote:
“Person of the Year
Charlie Watts 1941-2021″
A fan added:
“A wonderful person who is missed. Charlie is keeping the rhythm from day one. A lovely sense of humor, too.”
“The heartbeat of generations and generations to come.”
You can check out the tweets and meme below.
A wonderful person who is missed. Charlie keeping the rhythm from day one. A lovely sense of humor, too.
— Charlie Pierce (@ctpierce1) December 17, 2021
The heartbeat of generations and generations to come. 🥁
— Peter (@Peter67691011) December 17, 2021