Bono has led the tributes to U2’s tour manager Dennis Sheehan, who was found dead yesterday (27 May) morning.

Sheehan, 68, worked with U2 for more than 30 years. He is thought to have died of natural causes overnight at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sheehan first worked with the Irish band prior to the release of their 1983 album ‘War’. He also worked with artists including Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Bono said in a statement: “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.”

Arthur Fogel, CEO of the Global Touring division of Live Nation, added: “It is 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.”