Lead Guitarist Of Script, Mark Sheehan, Dies At The Age Of 46

Lead Guitarist Of Script, Mark Sheehan, Dies At The Age Of 46

After a brief illness, 46-year-old Mark Sheehan, guitarist for the Irish pop group The Script, passed away on Friday, April 14.

The Announcement

As per NDTV reports, the band posted on its Twitter account announcing the 46-year-old passed away at a hospital after a brief illness on April 14.

The caption says, “Much loved husband, father, brother, bandmate, and friend Mark Sheehan passed away today in hospital after a brief illness.” 

The band further urged the fans to respect the privacy of the group and Sheehan’s family at this unfortunate time.

Fans and peers paid tribute to him upon hearing the news.

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Former Boyzone vocalist Mikey Graham lamented the loss of “another young legend of music” after his bandmate Stephen Gately passed away unexpectedly in 2009 from undetected heart disease.

Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of the American band OneRepublic, said on Twitter that Sheehan was “one of the nicest, most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of touring with and getting to know.”

Mark Sheehan

Together with Glen Power and Danny O’Donoghue, Sheehan created the group in Dublin in 2001. O’Donoghue, a former member of the band Mytown, and Sheehan were close friends from their childhood.

The songs “Breakeven,” “Hall of Fame,” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” are the band’s most well-known tunes, and they have released six studio albums overall. Their debut album peaked at No. 1 in both the UK and Ireland. Sunsets & Full Moons, their most recent original music release, came out in 2019. 

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Sheehan has three children with his wife, Reena Sheehan, whom he had met while she was employed as a session vocalist.


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