Dennis Sheehan was found dead in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood early Wednesday morning.
“We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in,” said Bono in a statement on the band’s website. “He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”
Sheehan had been involved with the band for over 30 years. He was 68 years old.
The band has just begun a five-show stretch in Los Angeles. This is only the latest tragedy in a series of setbacks the band has encountered, including Bono’s bicycle accident in New York’s Central Park last November and Edge’s fall of the stage in Vancouver at the beginning of the tour.
Here’s to hoping that this will last adversity they will have to experience during their six-month tour.
Rest in peace, Mr. Sheehan, you truly are a legend.