Who bassist John Entwistle, who died of a heart attack on June 27th
in Las Vegas, was discovered to have cocaine in his system.
According to a new statement by Nevada's Clark County coroner
Ron Flud, a "significant amount of cocaine" was discovered in
Entwistle's system precipitating the fatal heart attack. The
cocaine caused a contraction of coronary arteries already damaged
by heart disease — a condition for which Entwistle, who was
fifty-seven, had been taking medication.
Entwistle and the Who were in Las Vegas for the opening of the
band's three-month tour, which was scheduled to begin the next day,
and was found dead in his bed at the Hard Rock Hotel.
The Who have continued the tour with replacement bassist Pino
Palladino and are scheduled to play tonight in Mansfield,