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Springsteen

Cancels Show

After Family Death

10/26/2009 10:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_springsteen_ed_1_getty-1Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Kansas City tonight after his cousin, Lenny Sullivan, was found dead in his hotel room -- a source close to the band tells TMZ.

Springsteen announced the death on his official website, saying it was a "death in the family."

We're told Sullivan worked for Springsteen for 10 years as an assistant tour manager.

Cops and paramedics responded to the hotel where Bruce and the band were staying at around 4:15 PM. Sullivan was found dead in the hotel and circumstances are currently under investigation.

UPDATE: Bruce updated his website with this statement: "Lenny Sullivan, Bruce's cousin and the assistant road manager of the E Street Band for the last ten years, passed away today at the age of 36. A warm and sensitive person, he was beloved by Bruce, the Band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family."

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homie 1 kanobe    

Sorry for your loss Bruce, Our Prayers are with you, and the Family of Lenny

1737 days ago
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Rap sucks    

In 1977, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the Untied States.

1737 days ago
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olddrunk    

The Untied States?

1737 days ago
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Rap sucks    

That's what i meant UNTIED. Get it?

1737 days ago
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Jason Bourn    

I say the Un-tied States brother. Whats wrong with you.

1737 days ago
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Rap sucks    

In 1977, Jimmy Carter became the 39th president of the UNTIED states.

1737 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

BRUCE, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR COUSIN.

1737 days ago
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LBjim    

Hey #2. Jane....You know that is pretty frigging rude what you said. That was somebodys kid and family member. He was the Boss's cousin.All I can say it does seem a little fishy becouse of his young age and on tour with a rock band. But I won't be quick to judge this situation nor am I qualified to say anything until the autopsy is performed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and the rest of the crew...

1737 days ago
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ABB    

He was probably tweaking with a cheap whore and OD'd.

1737 days ago
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Jill    

let's hope Larry Johnson didn't have tickets to the concert....or the tweets will be flying!!!

1737 days ago
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JustWatchMe    

Springsteen's band is not known for drug use (at least in in public forum).  Drinking incidents with the band causing trouble are basically non-existent.  Not that they don't have a good time - Sringsteen himself has talked about it, but it never seems to have gotten out of hand.Whatever the case....RIP

1737 days ago
12.

Better Than You    

DEEEEAAAAAAD IN THE USA.......... DEEEEAAAAAD IN THE USA............

1737 days ago
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bean    

Bruce absolutely does not do drugs..the rest of the band I couldn't say, but to be disrespectful to anyone's loss, celebrity or otherwise, shows serious mental disorder

1737 days ago
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alex    

lenny was a kind soul and a good person (unlike most people of the world)...jane i feel your prob. the opposite kind of person that lenny was... jane you should feel ashamed for making jokes at the death of another human being.

1737 days ago
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thebigblacknewsblog    

THE BOSS!!!!!

1737 days ago
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