Entertainment Music Ronnie Tutt, Drummer Who Backed Elvis Presley and Others, Dead at 83: He's 'Deeply Missed' Ronnie Tutt also recorded or performed with various other artists like Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel and The Carpenters By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 18, 2021 11:57 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Frans Schellekens/Redferns Ronnie Tutt, a legendary drummer who played for Elvis Presley and other iconic musicians, has died. He was 83. Ronnie died at home surrounded by his family, his daughter, Terrie Tutt, wrote in a Facebook post early on Sunday morning. "It's with deep sadness that my family and I share the loss of our beloved dad," Terrie said. "The Legendary Drummer, Ronnie Tutt, 'has left the building'. He passed away at home surrounded by his family." Speaking with TMZ, Ronnie's wife Donna told the outlet that he died on Saturday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, from natural causes. Donna also said that Ronnie had a years-long heart condition, and doctors advised them that there was nothing more they could do to aid him. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Taylor Hill/Getty Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Dies at 80: 'One of the Greatest Drummers of His Generation' Born in Dallas, Texas, on March 12, 1938, Ronnie would go on to play with Presley from 1969 until the singer's death at 42 in 1977, per TMZ. Ronnie was a member of the TCB Band, which stood for Takin' Care of Business — a group that backed Elvis during performances in Las Vegas and other venues. According to USA Today, Ronnie later toured with Neil Diamond's band, and also either recorded or performed with various other artists including Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel and The Carpenters. Elvis Presley Enterprises acknowledged Ronnie's death in a statement Saturday, writing that the organization was "deeply saddened" by the loss. "In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland," the statement said. "... He will be deeply missed by all of us."