Dennis Sheehan (inset), longtime tour manager for the hit band U2, was found dead in his hotel this morning in Los Angeles. Paramedics were called, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s believed Sheehan suffered a massive heart attack.
U2 are currently working their way through a string of shows across Los Angeles. This sudden tragedy took the band members by complete surprise.
Bono made an official statement through the band’s website, which read: “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.”
Dennis had been with the band for 30 years. In addition to U2 he had worked with Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Lou Reed. He was 69 years old. ~Greg Chisholm