The Who was started in London and is one of the greatest bands of all time, so it’s understandable why Olympics organizers wanted the band’s drummer to participate in the closing ceremony for the Games. Only one problem: Drummer Keith Moon has been dead since 1978. That tiny detail didn’t stop organizers from reaching out to the band’s manager, however.
“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old’,” the band’s longtime manager, Bill Curbishley, told the Sunday Times. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
Moon lived an extravagant lifestyle and died at 32 from a pill overdose. He was known for his partying ways and crazy antics, which included notoriously blowing up toilets at hotels where he was staying. If Olympics organizers still want the drummer from The Who to perform at the closing ceremony, maybe they should contact Zak Starkey, who has filled that position since 1996.