The Who pledge to tour in John Entwistle's memory...

THE WHO have decided to continue their tour of the US in memory of their bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE who died on Thursday.

The two surviving original members Roger Daltery and Pete Townsend have decided that the dates will be a “tribute” to their departed colleague, who is believed to have suffered a heart attack the day before the tour was due to start.

He was found dead in his hotel room at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe and Casino where he was due to play the opening night of the tour.

That date, together with tonight’s gig in Irvine, California will be rescheduled for later in the tour. The first date of the North American tour will now be on Monday in Hollywood.

According to ananova.com, Entwistle’s son Christopher said: “This is what he would have wished and our love goes out to the remaining band members.”

Known as The Ox, Entwistle was 57 when he died suddenly in his sleep on Thursday. A host of stars have come forward to pay tribute with even young acts such as Ikara Colt dedicating a song to Entwistle during their set yesterday at Glastonbury Festival.

A postmortem is to be carried out to confirm the cause of death. It’s believed he suffered a heart attack.