The Los Angeles County Fire Department were called to the Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 5:30 a.m. this morning for a reported cardiac arrest. Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheehan, in his 60s, had worked with the Irish rockers since 1982.
In 2008, he was awarded the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award — which are considered to be the “Oscars of the Live Event Industry.”
U2 frontman Bono released a statement saying, “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.”
Check out the video below where Dennis talks about life on the road, and gives some advice to anyone interested in having a career in the touring industry.