Entwistle’s death due to cocaine

Jul 25, 2002 by Ian Evans

The Clark County coroner has ruled that John Entwistle’s June 27th death was due to cocaine found in his system and a bad heart.

“Cocaine is a different animal,” said coroner Ron Flud said. “It’s not like alcohol. There’s no way we can put a number on it. You’ve got a lethal drug on board at the time you have a bad heart. That’s a bad combination.”

Entwistle is the second member of The Who to die due to drugs. Drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 at the age of 32.