The mother of late The Who bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE is devastated her son's belongings are to be auctioned off tomorrow (21APR05) - and can't bear to attend the sale.

Around 700 of the British rocker's possessions are to be sold, including his pinball machine, a desk where he wrote his songs, and two skeletons he used to scare his guests when they stayed at his mansion in Gloucestershire, England.

QUEENIE ENTWISTLE, 80, says, "Seeing it all piled up here ready to be sold is very sad. I don't know if I shall have the heart to attend the sale - it will be just too upsetting.

"I had all these things around me for 20 years."

The items are expected to raise at least $1.9 million (GBP1 million) and the surviving members of the My Generation band, Pete Townshend and ROGER DALTREY, will be bidding at the sale.

Entwistle died of a heart attack in 2002 after a cocaine-fuelled sex session with a stripper in Las Vegas. He was 57.

20/04/2005 13:49