U2: Pastor Passes
The Reverend Jack Heaslip, who traveled with the band on tour, has died.
A clergyman who served as a traveling pastor to U2 while they were on tour passed away at his home in Dublin over the weekend.
The Reverend Jack Heaslip had known the band members since he was their guidance counselor at Mount Temple Comprehensive school in the ’70s. In recent years, he served as chaplain not just for the band, but for “their small army of 500 or so crew members,” according to Ireland’s Connaught Telegraph. Heaslip, who was in his 70s, was reported to have suffered from motor neuron disease over the past few years.
In other U2 news, today (Tuesday) the band issued an abbreviated version of the 13-minute film put out earlier this month to accompany “Every Breaking Wave” as the song’s official music video.