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Mott the hoop Bassist and founding member Pete Overend Watts has passed away at the age of 69. Watts, who has performed on songs like “Roll Away The Stone” and “All The Young Dudes” written and produced by David Bowie, died yesterday (January 22) of cancer. His death comes almost exactly a year after drummer …

Mott the Hoople bassist Peter Overend Watts has died aged 69. He was suffering from throat cancer. His bandmate Mott, Ian Hunter – the lead singer of the band – tweeted: “Oh my God. My extremely eccentric and adorable companion – Peter Overend Watts – left the building. Devastated. As a teenager, Watts was inspired …

Former Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter has confirmed Watts is dead. “Oh my God,” he said via Twitter. “My extremely eccentric and adorable companion – Peter Overend Watts – left the building. Devastated.” Watts helped start the Buddies with Mick Ralphs, a group that became Mott the Hoople after periods where it was known …