R&B Group 702’s Singer, Irish Grinstead, Passes Away at the Age of 43

Irish Grinstead of 702

Irish Grinstead and also Kameelah Williams of 702 execute at 2018 Funk Fest Tour at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on May 20, 2018 in Atlanta.

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Irish Grinstead, a participant of R&B lady team 702, has actually passed away. She was 43.

Grinstead’s sis and also fellow 702 participant, LeMisha Grinstead, shared the unfortunate information via Instagram on Saturday (Sept. 16).

“It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my beautiful sister and friend has passed away this evening,” the musician composed. “She has had a long battle and she is finally at peace. That girl was as bright as the stars! She was not only beautiful on the outside, but also within. Sharing the stage with her was a joy I will cherish for the rest of my life! We, the family ask for prayers and respect for our privacy as we grieve an outstanding loss to our family.”

A reason of fatality was not given, however 702 announced in December 2022 that Irish Grinstead was taking a “medical leave of absence due to serious medical issues.”

The Las Vegas triad, which additionally consisted of participant Kameelah Williams, launched their launching cd, No Doubt, in 1996. The established included a visitor look by Missy Elliott on initial solitary “Steelo.” Three years later on, the team’s knockout “Where My Girls At?” (co-written by Elliott) came to a head at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 graph. 702’s eponymous student collection, additionally launched in 1999, came to a head at No. 7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums graph and also No. 34 on the Billboard 200.

702, called after the location code of their Las Vegas home town, launched their last cd, Star, in 2003, and also split means a couple of years later on. The cd included manufacturing by the Neptunes and also visitor attributes by Clipse and also Pharrell Williams.

Following the information of Grinstead’s fatality, Williams required to social media sites to share a heartfelt homage.

“Devastated & heartbroken. I struggled with this post because to me this isn’t real,” she composed on Instagram. “There’s a lot I want to say, but there’s no way to say what your heart hasn’t fully accepted. It’s hard to acknowledge this is even happening. I know you’re feeling better now and hugging your twin Orish which makes me smile cus I know how much you missed her. You & I have known each other since we were kids and we’ve laughed, cried, celebrated, and everything in between which is why I just don’t want to believe this.”

Elliott additionally kept in mind the vocalist in a touching post on X (previously Twitter). “Irish May your beautiful soul Rest Peacefully in the arms of the Lord A Multitude of prayers for the entire Grinstead family,” she composed.



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