John Entwistle’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 9, 1944

Death Date

June 27, 2002

Age of Death

57 years

Cause of Death

Cocaine Overdose



The bassist John Entwistle died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bassist for The Who whose bass line in “My Generation” is unforgettable. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He married Alison Wise on June 23, 1967 and, after their divorce, he married Maxene Harlow on September 21, 1991. He has a son named Christopher.



“I ain’t heard anyone play like I do in my band and I am very happy about that.” (John Entwistle)


“I love playing for people.” (John Entwistle)


“With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can’t scale the equipment down too far.” (John Entwistle)


“What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before.” (John Entwistle)


“We’ll open for anyone, we are just looking to play.” (John Entwistle)