Quantcast
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Black Press Media
Goldstream News Gazette - Television Listings
TEXT
  • letter
  • print
  • follow

Bruce Springsteen cancels show after cousin roadie dies

 Bruce Springsteen performs with the E. Street Band during a tour to promote their latest album 'Working on a Dream', at Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid August 1, 2009. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen canceled a performance in Kansas City on Monday after the death of his cousin who was the assistant road manager of the E Street Band.

The death of Lenny Sullivan, 36, who had been with the band for 10 years, was announced in a statement on the U.S. rock star's website.

"A warm and sensitive person, he was beloved by Bruce, the band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family," said the statement.

Celebrity website TMZ reported that Sullivan was found in his room at a local hotel on Monday afternoon. It said police were investigating the death although it was not being treated as suspicious.

The statement said all tickets would be refunded at the point of purchase and thanked the audience for understanding.

Springsteen, 60, who recently released his 24th album, embarked on a 47-date "Working On A Dream" global tour in April in California.

(Editing by Miral Fahmy)

 
TEXT
  • letter
  • print
  • follow

COMMENTS

COMMENTING ETIQUETTE: To encourage open exchange of ideas in the BCLocalNews.com community, we ask that you follow our guidelines and respect standards. Personal attacks, offensive language and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed. More on etiquette...