Mott The Hoople's Pete Overend Watts Dead At 69

Mott The Hoople

(hennemusic) Mott The Hoople bassist and founding member Pete Overend Watts died on Sunday (January 22nd) at the age of 69 after a six-year battle with throat cancer.

"Oh dear," posted former Mott frontman Ian Hunter with the news. "My extremely eccentric, lovely mate - Peter Overend Watts - has left the building. Devastated."

Former Mott keyboardist Morgan Fisher also posted news of the bassist's death on social media, writing a tribute and sharing a recent email he received from Watts while in hospice care.

"My dear, darling, crazy friend Peter Overend Watts passed on today," Fisher wrote. "I can't speak, am numb. All I can do is share one of the last emails he sent me, on December 6th 2016. Unedited, unexplained. His bravery, honesty, generosity, open heart and still-devastatingly witty humour during his last days utterly blow me away. He left this world as a total hero, a samurai. Love you, Pete." Read more here.

hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission.

Mott The Hoople Music, DVDs, Books and more

Mott The Hoople T-shirts and Posters

More Mott The Hoople News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories

Mott The Hoople's Pete Overend Watts Dead At 69

Mott The Hoople's Dale 'Buffin' Griffin Laid To Rest

Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin Dead At 67

More Stories for Mott The Hoople

Mott The Hoople Music