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'We've lost a family member': U2 tour manager found dead in LA hotel room

Dennis Sheehan is reported to have died of a heart attack.

U2 In Concert - Los Angeles U2 performing last night in Los Angeles. Source: Rich Fury/AP/Press Association Images

U2 TOUR MANAGER Dennis Sheehan has died, aged 68.

Frontman Bono said in a statement that it was like ‘losing a family member’.

“We’re still taking it in,” he said.

He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.

Sheehan, who previously worked with Led Zeppelin and Lou Reed, was found in a Los Angeles hotel room early this morning, TMZ reports.

Police officials told the website that he is suspected to have died of a heart attack.

Arthur Fogel, CEO of Global Touring and Chairman at Global Music Live Nation Global Touring, 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.”

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