WHO BANDMATES PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHN ENTWISTLE

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend pay their respects...

THE WHO‘s PETE TOWNSHEND and ROGER DALTREY were amongst those paying their last respects to bandmate JOHN ENTWISTLE yesterday (July 10).

As previously reported on NME.COM, the funeral of the bassist, who was found dead of a suspected heart attack in Las Vegas last month (June 27), was held in his hometown of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

At the service in the village’s St Edward’s Church, Townshend and Daltrey joined the star’s family and close friends for a private service.

BBC news reports that a crowd of well wishers gathered outside the funeral, and the service was broadcast to them via loudspeakers.

At the service, Rev Colin Wilson said: “I think he would want us all to be strong, determined, unafraid of the future, ready to meet every challenge, to believe in ourselves and in each other.”

An open memorial service is due to take place in London later this year.