In what can only be called another notch in a year full of mishaps and disasters, U2’s Tour Manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away Last night.
U2 played their first of five nights in Los Angeles last night. Whether this impacts tonight’s show, doubtful, we’ll keep our eyes open. They have a three day break before the third show so they might just go forward. Update: Sources have confirmed the show will go ahead tonight.
The longtime tour manager of U2, Dennis Sheehan, has died in his hotel room in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
Sheehan was reportedly found unconscious in his hotel room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, and paramedics were called at around 5:30am to respond to a reported cardiac arrest.
The website claims that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Statements from u2.com:
– “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.” Bono
– “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.” Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring, Chairman Global Music Live Nation Global Touring