updated 07/11/2002 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/11/2002 AT 11:05 AM ET
The virtuoso bass player of The Who, John Entwistle, was remembered Wednesday at St. Edward’s Church in rural England’s Stow-on-the-Wold, reports the Associated Press. Attending were relatives, friends and surviving members of the seminal British rock band, including guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey and drummer Kenny Jones, who replaced original drummer Keith Moon after his death in 1978. Entwistle’s girlfriend, Lisa Pritchard-Johnson, also attended. The musician, 57, who died June 27 in his Las Vegas hotel room of an apparent heart attack (a coroner’s report is still pending), was now “reunited with Keith up there making great music,” said the Rev. Colin Wilson. “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 and to try to keep believing in God, even if that seems rather difficult at the present time,” said the clergyman. Fans gathered outside the church, which is located 60 miles north of London. A public memorial is being scheduled for the future, the AP notes.