Shirley Ann Shepherd Wiki – Shirley Ann Shepherd Biography
Shirley Ann Shepherd is best known for being the wife of English drummer Charlie Watts who was best known as a member of the Rolling Stones from 1963 until his death. He died on 24 August 2021, at the age of 80. Watts and Shirley were married for 57 years.
A very sad day. Charlie Watts was the ultimate drummer. The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte. And of course, The Rolling Stones.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 24, 2021
Charlie Watts’ Wife, Shirley Ann Shepherd
Shirley Ann Shepherd, 82, was married to drummer Charlie Watts before The Rolling Stones even formed. The couple celebrated their wedding in 1964. The Rolling Stones group played their first shows in the early 1960s.
Watts and Shirley remained loyal while the band was touring the world, and his hell-raising bandmates lived wild lives. Stayed loyal while the band was traveling the world, and his hell-raising bandmates lived hectic lives.
Shirley Ann Shepherd Children
The couple has one daughter together, Seraphina, who was born in 1968. She has given Watts and Shirley a granddaughter named Charlotte.
Charlie Watts Illness
Watts’s previously moderate use of alcohol and drugs became problematic in the mid-1980s. “[They were] my way of dealing with [family problems] …” he said. “I think it was a mid-life crisis. All I know is that I became totally another person around 1983 and came out of it about 1986. I nearly lost my wife and everything over my behaviour”.
Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2004 despite having quit smoking in the late 1980s and underwent radiotherapy. Cancer had since gone into remission. “I went into the hospital,” he recalled, “and eight months later Mick said, ‘We’re going to do a record. But we’ll only do it when you’re ready.’ They were buggering about, writing songs, and when I was ready I went down and that was it, A Bigger Bang. Then I did a two-year tour. It seems that whenever we stop, I get ill. So maybe I should carry on!”
Earlier this month, on 5 August 2021, it was reported that Watts had elected to sit out the resumption of the US No Filter Tour due to an unspecified medical procedure and that Steve Jordan would temporarily replace Watts on drums.
Death & Cause
Watts died on 24 August 2021, at the age of 80. “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” a statement said. It said he was “a cherished husband, father, and grandfather” and “one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”
The news of his death comes weeks after it was announced that Watts would miss the band’s US tour dates to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. Watts was previously treated for throat cancer in 2004.
He had been a member of the Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones in their fledgling group.
Australian professional darts player Kyle Anderson is reported to have died on 24 August 2021; he was 33 years old. He played within the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) from 2012 to 2021.
He won the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters tournament. He was the brother of fellow darts player Beau Anderson.
Anderson married his wife, Tara Anderson, the couple shares two children.