Dennis Sheehan, the longtime tour manager of U2, has died.
Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles this morning, just as his band had begun to kick off multiple shows in the area—including one at the Roxy tomorrow, May 28. The band was coming off the first of five shows at the Forum last night, May 26.
According to paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene after being called there for reported cardiac arrest around 5:30 a.m. PT.
“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable,” said Bono via the band’s website.
Sheehan had been the band’s manager for over 30 years, his first tour with the band coming in 1982. He had also worked with Led Zeppelin.