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U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies

By | Published on Thursday 28 May 2015

Dennis Sheehan

U2’s tour manager Dennis Sheehan was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room yesterday morning, following the first night of the band’s five night residency at the Forum venue in the city. He is reported to have died from a heart attack. He was 68.

Sheehan had worked with U2 throughout their career. In a statement, Bono said: “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”.

Meanwhile Arthur Fogel, CEO of Global Touring at the band’s promoter Live Nation, said: “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”.

Sheehan worked with various artists over his career including Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, becoming U2’s tour manager in 1982.