SIR PAUL McCartney and his former brother-in-law John Eastman became family after the former married his first wife Linda Eastman.
Prior to John’s death, he was a music attorney to the stars who encountered The Beatles through his sister Linda and her marriage to Paul.
Who was John Eastman?
John Eastman’s career in entertainment law brought him into contact with famous acts such as The Beatles.
When the Fab Four hit splitsville, the group members utilized John and his father Lee’s legal expertise, particularly Sir Paul McCartney.
At the time, Paul was John’s brother-in-law and Lee’s son-in-law.
In addition to Linda’s older brother John, he also gained two sister-in-laws Laura and Louise Jr.
On March 12, 1969, the rock legend married his first wife Linda Eastman.
Paul and Linda tied the knot in a Marylebone, London wedding ceremony a week before John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s wedding date on Thursday, March 20.
The former couple met two years earlier in May 1967 while Linda was on a photography assignment at a Georgia Fame concert.
Through his sister’s marriage to Paul, John had three nieces – Heather, Mary, and Stella – and one nephew, James.
On April 17, 1998, Linda died from a health battle with breast cancer.
She was first diagnosed with the disease in 1995, she was 56 years old at the time of her passing.
What was John’s cause of death?
On August 11, 2022, it was revealed that John Eastman died due to health complications from pancreatic cancer.
On Twitter, Sir Paul paid tribute to his late brother-in-law and said: “My dear brother-in-law, John Eastman, has passed away.
“Having known each other for over 50 years it is an extremely sad time for me, and our families.
“John was a great man. One of the nicest and smartest people I have had the good luck to have known in my life.”
The legendary star shared: “Not only did he help me massively in my business dealings as my lawyer but as a friend he was hard to beat.
“His sense of humour always shone through in everything he did and his devotion to his family was supreme.”=
“We had so many fun times together through the years, but when the time came to be serious, he was unbeatable.”
He added: “There is so much more that can be said of his incredible qualities, but words can hardly describe his passion for life and our affection for this amazing man.
“He will be sorely missed but always held dear in the hearts of those of us who knew and loved him. See ya Johnny! Love Paul.”
The late showbiz lawyer is survived by his wife Jodie Eastman.