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U2 mourn for tour manager Sheehan

'We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in'

Published 28/05/2015

Dennis Sheehan was found dead in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. Above: Bono in concert in 1987
Dennis Sheehan was found dead in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. Above: Bono in concert in 1987
Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence & Experience tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
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The band U2 performs in their first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, throws water at the crowd while the Edge watches as they perform in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Bono, of the band U2, spits water while performing in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, performs in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, throws water at the crowd during the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bono, left, and Adam Clayton, of the band U2, perform in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY

U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan has been found dead at a hotel in southern California, a day after the rockers kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.

U2 frontman Bono posted a statement on the band's website about Mr 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."

Mr 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 said first responders were called at around 5.30am local time to reports of a man in cardiac arrest. Mr Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's investigators are at the hotel.

The Irish quartet brought their 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 until November 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 Arthur Fogel, of entertainment and promotions company Live Nation. "Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family."

The Edge, from left, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
The Edge, from left, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
The Edge of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Adam Clayton, from left, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
The Edge, left, and Bono of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
The Edge, left, and Bono of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Larry Mullen Jr., from left, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Bono, left, and Adam Clayton, of the band U2, perform in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
The band U2 performs in their first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, throws water at the crowd while the Edge watches as they perform in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bono, of the band, U2 performs in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bono, of the band U2, throws water at the crowd during the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
The band U2 performs in their first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bono, of the band U2, spits water while performing in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, performs in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY
Bono, of the band U2, throws water at the crowd during the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May, 14, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bono, left, and Adam Clayton, of the band U2, perform in the band's first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The concert opens a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY

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