Irish Grinstead, a member of the popular ’90s and ’00s R&B group 702, has died. She was 43 years old.
“It is with great sadness that I must announce that my beautiful sister and friend pa*sed away this evening,” the singer’s sister LeMisha Grinstead wrote via Instagram on Saturday.
“She fought a long battle and she is finally at peace. This girl was as bright as the stars! She was not only beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside.
“Where My Girls At” member LeMisha added that she will “forever cherish” the “joy” she had sharing the stage with her sister for the “rest of the night.” [her] life.”
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Irish’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.
The girl group previously shared via Instagram in December 2022 that the Irish would be taking “medical leave due to serious medical issues” ahead of their upcoming performances.
Irish’s twin sister, Orish Grinstead, sadly died of kidney failure in 2008 at the age of 27.
702 – a group originally made up of the Grinstead sisters and Kameelah Williams – debuted in 1996 with their hit album “No Doubt.”
The single “Steelo” became the theme song for Nickelodeon’s “Cousin Skeeter.”
In 1999, 702 released their self-titled album which included the national hit “Where My Girls At”.
During their successes, the girl group was nominated for an American Music Award, a BET Award, and multiple Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year by a Group, Group, or Duo .
702’s music has also been featured in hit films like “Good Burger” and “Little Stuart.”