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Nicknamed "The Ox," bass guitarist John Entwistle was a founding member of the legendary rock band the Who.
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Those plans were stopped short, however, when yet another tragedy struck the group: On June 27, 2002—just before their tour was slated to begin—John Entwistle died from a heart attack in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of the group’s dates were canceled, but Daltrey and Townshend played out the remainder of the tour, performing in honor of their friend.
Married twice, John Entwistle had a son Christopher with first wife Alison Wise. In his memory,
the John Entwistle Foundation was established to develop music education programs.
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