Following debuts as Billy Budd at the Cologne Opera in 1992 and as Mozart's Alma viva at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1994, he portrayed Don Giovanni at his first appearance at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in 1995.
The singer had been due to begin the 20-date Australian leg of her current worldwide Showgirl tour in Sydney.
Three of the Silver Beetles adopted stage names: Paul McCartney became Paul Ramon, George Harrison was Carl Harrison, and Stuart Sutcliffe became Stuart de Stael.
An eighth child died in infancy.
Bono worked as a general assistant to wall-of-sound producer Phil Spector.
He also taught at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.