Wednesday, July 4, 2012

10 years ago: The death of John Entwistle

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

On June 27, 2002, John Entwistle, bass guitar player with the rock group The Who, died in a hotel room in Las Vegas, a day before the group was to play the first show of an American tour. Mr. Entwistle had reportedly gone to bed with a floozie, and died of a cocaine-induced heart attack. He enjoyed the "plaeasures of sin for a season" (Hebrews 11:25b), but that season is over, and I wouldn't want to trade places with him. An odd sidebar to Mr. Entwistle's death is that bandmate Pete Townshend was quoted as saying that it wasn't until the day of the funeral that he learned that Mr. Entwistle had spent most of his life as a Freemason.

1 comment:

  1. I was in college when John died. I was a fan of him since I also play bass at school. Good man though..Someone dedicated a memorial page of him at Evertalk. Check it out.