John Eastman passed away on Tuesday, August 9th after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. The famous lawyer has known the former Beatles singer for over 50 years.
Who was John Eastman?
John Eastman was a well-known lawyer in New York City. He is an NYU graduate who has built a highly successful legal career in New York.
Linda McCartney’s brother used to run the law firm Eastman & Eastman with their father Lee. The attorney then set out to enforce his entertainment rights on behalf of Beatles icon Paul. He worked with Paul during the breakup of the Beatles. He later attributed his success in representing the singer during the band’s breakup to the fact that he thought over the other side.
In addition to working with his brother-in-law, the attorney also represented Francis Bacon and the Kooning family estate. Furthermore, his company has connections with the likes of David Bowie and Billy Joel.
The Daily Mail reveals that the well known lawyer bought a gorgeous penthouse overlooking New York’s Central Park for a whopping $26.5m (£21.7m) last year. He lived there with Jodie, his wife.
Paul McCartney and first wife on death of John
John Eastman was the brother-in-law of Paul. He announced John’s passing on Instagram on Thursday, August 11.
Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to his brother-in-law, John Eastman, who died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday (August 9).
Sharing a photo of the two of them in a yoga pose, the singer wrote that John was an amazing man. One of the kindest and smartest people. He was lucky enough to meet John in his life.
Sharing a photo of the two of them in a yoga pose, the singer wrote that John was an amazing man. One of the kindest and smartest people. He was lucky enough to meet John in his life. Other than that, Paul mentioned, they’ve had some great times together over the years. When it comes to seriousness, you can’t beat him.
Linda was the first wife of Paul. She is a famous American photographer and musician. The couple married in 1969 and remained married for nearly 30 years until her death in 1998. Linda died on April 17, 1998 after a battle with breast cancer. She was initially diagnosed with the disease in 1995 and was 56 when she died.
The couple had four children, Heather (59), Mary (52), James (44) and Stella (50). Other than that, John and Linda had two younger sisters, namely Laura and Louise Jr.
Here is John’s cause of death
On August 11, 2022, it was announced that John Eastman passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer.
Sir Paul paid tribute to his brother-in-law on Twitter, saying: Dear brother-in-law John Eastman has passed away. This is a very sad time for him and his family who have known each other for over 50 years.
Willem de Kooning’s friend, longtime client and attorney, Eastman, also obtained some of his work. His sister, Rose Frisch, later became a renowned scientist specializing in population studies and female reproductive issues.
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