What Did the Rolling Stones’ Drummer Have in His Will?

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July 6, 2022 •  The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
Rolling Stones star Charlie Watts has left £30million of his fortune to his family, UK probate papers have shown.
Robert W. Haley, managing lawyer
Robert W. Haley
Certified Elder Law Attorney® Robert W. Haley brings over 27 years of legal expertise and knowledge to his firm, which concentrates solely on the areas of elder law, estate planning (Last Will & Testaments, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, etc.,.) Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning and fiduciary services. For many years, Robert practiced in real estate law, and in general practice, but decided to narrow his focus to elder law and estate planning when he realized the tremendous need for proper planning to be filled in Southside Virginia.

Are you a Rolling Stones fan, or a music fan in general? Curious about what the Rolling Stones' Drummer had in his Will?Charlie Watts, the drummer who found fame with The Rolling Stones, died on August 24, 2021, at the age of 80 after having a heart surgery.

Metro’s recent article entitled “Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts leaves £30,000,000 fortune to his family following his death in August” reports that Watts’s will left the majority of his fortune to his family. His estate, was estimated at roughly $38 million, excluding the value of his estate in France.

Most of the money left by the star will go to his 83-year-old widow, Shirley.  His treasured car collection will be given to others, according to the wishes in his will. These instructions in the 14-page will were not made public, unlike those for his money.

Watts’s will had been drafted in 2017. His estate’s executors were told to use the income from his fortune to support “beneficiaries.”

The will directs the executors that when his wife dies, the inheritance will be passed down to his daughter Seraphina, his sister Linda Rootes, sisters-in-law Jackie Fenwick and Jill Minder and brother-in-law Stephen Shepherd.

Watts had married Shirley in 1964, before the Rolling Stones found international fame and fortune. he drummer was seen as the shy, quiet and sensible member of the band. He had battled throat cancer in 2004, after quitting smoking in the late 1980s. He was eventually given the all-clear after intensive radiotherapy.

Shortly before his death, Watts was forced to pull out of the Stones’s No Filter tour in America because of the operation on his heart.

Announcing the news of his death, a spokesperson said at the time: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”

If you or a loved one are concerned about issues with situations like this in estate administration/probate, estate planning and elder law concerns including Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning and questions regarding long-term care and the nursing home, reach out to us!  Book a call with us on our website: www.VAElderLaw.com to see how we can help! We have offices in BassettDanville and Lynchburg to serve you. 

Reference: Metro (May 18, 2022) “Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts leaves £30,000,000 fortune to his family following his death in August”

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