John Eastman dies

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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On this day, John Eastman died at the age of 83. With his father, Lee Eastman, he was a partner in the Eastman & Eastman law firm. In early 1969, as he was about to become Paul McCartney’s brother-in-law, he became involved in the bitter fight for the control of Apple and represented Paul during his lawsuit to legally dissolve the Beatles in 1971 and during his long post-Beatles career. Paul married John’s sister, Linda, in 1969 and remained close to his brother-in-law until his death.

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.

⁠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.

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 

Paul McCartney
From, August 11, 2022

Last updated on November 24, 2022


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