Ronnie Wood’s ex-wife Jo Woods has opened up on the last contact she had with the Rolling Stone’s late drummer, Charlie Watts, before his death last year. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Jo, 67, branded the loss of the musician “a great loss”, while also speaking about her fascination with UFO’s ahead of Blaze’s UFO Week after a sighting of the supernatural object while on holiday in Brazil.
Charlie died on August 24 last year, weeks after revealing that he would not be touring with the band due to ill health.
After undergoing surgery earlier in the year, Charlie previously told the band to go on their US tour with stand-in drummer Steve Jordan while he recovered.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Jo reflected on her friendship with the Rolling Stones star, revealing that she had sent him a get well card after hearing he was ill.
She said: “I wrote him a gift card when I heard he was unwell, I hope he got to read it.”
Looking back on the drummer’s life, Jo branded Charlie’s death a “great loss”.
She said: “But you know, Charlie was , he was no spring chicken.
“He had a good life.
“You always think of people of your own generation, you always think we’re gonna last forever,” she explained.
Jo went on to tell how she never thought of the rockstar as “getting old”.
“And I’ve known Charlie for so many years,” she said.
“To me, he didn’t get old.
“So it was sad, but then you think, ‘Hold on, he was like in his 80’s.’
“So you have to think people are going to start dropping like flies now?
“Especially my generation, we all got to get out at some point and go on to the next place.
“As my mother would say, none of us get out of here alive, it’s true,” she added.
Jo went on: “It’s a great loss to lose Charlie, but then again, he had a wonderful life, he was a great man.”
Jo was married to Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie from January 1985 until their split in 2011.
Together they share two children, daughter Leah and son Tyrone.
Ronnie went on to marry Sally Humphreys, and they share two twin girls together.