According to The Sun, his bandmates missed the private ceremony — singer Mick Jagger, 78, and guitarists Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, were in Boston rehearsing for their upcoming tour, the outlet said.
The Sun didn’t specify exactly what restrictions prevented the band members from returning to the UK but a source told the outlet the group instead plan on paying tribute during their No Filter tour in the US, which begins in St Louis, Missouri, on September 29.
The drummer’s fellow bandmates are also planning a dedicated celebration of Watts’ life later this year in the UK, the paper said.
Watts died on August 24 at the age of 80.
“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” a statement from his publicist, Bernard Doherty, said at the time. “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”