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U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead at Los Angeles hotel

on May 27, 2015, 1:10pm

Photo by ​Philip Cosores

Dennis Sheehan, the longtime tour manager of U2, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. Sheenan was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel just hours after the band kicked off its five-night concert residency at the Forum in Los Angeles. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

The news was first reported by TMZ.

Bono said in a statement, “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.”

Sheehan was U2’s tour manager for 30 years. Additionally, he worked for acts including Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith.

Below, watch a brief interview of Sheenan discussing his career.

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