Dennis Sheehan, the long-time tour manager of U2, died of suspected cardiac arrest in Los Angeles in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He was 69.
“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in,” lead singer Bono wrote on U2.com. “He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”
According to TMZ, Sheehan – who had been with the band for more than three decades – was found unconscious in his Sunset Marquis Hotel room, a West Hollywood institution known for hosting history’s most famous rock and roll icons. Paramedics were reportedly called, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
“With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight,” LiveNation CEO of global touring Arthur Fogel said in a statement. “Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.”
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SOURCE: Fox News