Lenny Sullivan, Bruce Springsteen’s cousin and road manager was found dead in his Kansas City hotel room. Springsteen had a concert in Kansas City that night, Sullivan had been the road manager for the E Street Band for more than 10 years.
The death led to the cancellation of the concert; everyone was refunded and Springsteen promises that he will return to Kansas City at the earliest opportunity. The Kansas City police said the death of Lenny Sullivan did not seem suspicious and are still investigating the cause.
This has been a rough year for Springsteen and the E Street Band. Springsteen was accused of an affair in a friends divorce dealings in the spring; his wife Patti Scialfa endured a riding accident in April; last year the E Street Band’s longtime keyboardist, Danny Federici died at age 58.
Springsteen is scheduled to appear at Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.