Dennis Sheehan, U2’s tour manager for over three decades, was found dead in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A. on Tuesday night.
When he was found unconscious, paramedics responded to an emergency call regarding a man in cardiac arrest at 5:30am. Sheehan was pronounced dead on the scene. He was 68-years-old.
The band confirmed and responded to the event on their website. U2’s front-man Bono writes, “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in.”
He also adds that Sheehan “wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”
Even Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel offered his condolences, saying, “With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.”
U2 was in L.A. for a five-night run as a part of their “Innocence & Experience” Tour. in fact, just six hours prior to Sheehan’s death, the four-piece band had finished their first show in the area.
Sources report that the band plans to continue with the next four shows because that is what Sheehan would have wanted.