Elvis Presley's Drummer Ronnie Tutt Passed Away at 83

The former member of the TCB Band who played around the world with the late 'Hound Dog' hitmaker until the star's 1977 untimely passing has died at the age of 83.

AceShowbiz - Elvis Presley's drummer, Ronnie Tutt, has died, aged 83.

The musician was a member of the TCB Band, the core rhythm section of the late King of Rock and Roll's band, from August, 1969 until the "Hound Dog" hitmaker's death in 1977.

Tutt also played with The Carpenters, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and Jerry Garcia, among others.

A cause of death is not yet known.

A statement issued on the Elvis Presley Enterprises Instagram reads, "All of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland..."

"Ronnie was an amazing ambassador to Elvis' legacy - sharing his memories of working with Elvis with fans - as well as bringing Elvis' music to arenas around the globe through later Elvis in Concert shows and performances (sic)."

"He was part of the band put together by James Burton for Elvis' 1969 Las Vegas opening - and stayed with Elvis until his death in 1977. Ronnie later toured with Neil Diamond's band. He also recorded and performed with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Costello, Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald, among others."

"Our hearts go out to Donna, his family, his fellow TCB Band members - and to his fans around the world. He will be deeply missed by all of us."

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