U2 Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies in Hotel Room: Bono Releases Statements

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Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan was found dead in his hotel room in L.A., early Wednesday, May 27 -- read Bono and Live Nation president Arthur Fogel's statements here Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Kryolan; Inline: Twitter

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died on Wednesday, May 27, in West Hollywood.

According to ABC7, Sheehan was found dead inside his hotel room at the famed Sunset Marquis Hotel. The local news outlet reported that paramedics were called to Sheehan's room early in the morning after he went into cardiac arrest. The crew member, who was in his late sixties, was pronounced dead at the hotel.

The band had performed at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, for the first of five performances in L.A.

Sheehan had been with U2 for more than 30 years, and left a lasting impact on the band. He has also worked with rock legends including Patti Smith and Led Zeppelin.

Bono released a statement via U2's website on Wednesday afternoon. "We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in," mourned the rocker. "He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable."

Live Nation's President of Global Touring Arthur Fogel, who worked closely with U2 and Sheehan over the years, released a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday. "With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight," Fogel told Us. "Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family."

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