Dennis Sheehan, the tour manager for U2 for over three decades, was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel on Wednesday morning.
Sheehan reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and was sadly pronounced dead on the scene.
Sheehan’s death comes hours after U2 played the first of five nights at the Forum in Los Angeles.
The longtime tour manager had been with the Irish band for over 30 years.
Paramedics were called to Sheehan’s room at around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, amid reports of a cardiac arrest.
Just hours earlier, Sheehan was believed to be at U2’s concert at The Forum.
He first started working for the band in 1982 and was in charge of transporting their tours all over the world.
Before working with U2, Sheehan was on the road with Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith.
In 2008, Sheehan was he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Parnelli Awards Board of Directors. The award recognized the 40-plus years Sheehan had been working in live music.
Dennis previously said of U2, “The band works incredibly hard, and they go to extreme lengths to achieve what they want. With many bands, you get to a peak, and that’s it. With U2 they are still climbing that mountain.”
He started working with U2 on their War tour in 1982, when the band members asked him, “Can we keep you?”
Our condolences to Sheehan’s family and the members of U2.
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