Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died at a West Hollywood hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on U2’s website about Sheehan’s death.
“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in,” Bono wrote.
“He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”
Sheehan died at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. He has managed U2’s tours for more than three decades.
Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade says first responders were called around 5:30 a.m. to reports of a man in cardiac arrest. Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s investigators are at the hotel.
The Irish quartet brought its “Innocence & Experience” tour to the Forum in Inglewood on Tuesday, the first of five nights in the Los Angeles area.
Launched earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada, the North American and European tour continues through Nov. 15.
“With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight,” said Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel. “Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.”