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Guitarist Mark Sheehan of Irish Band “The Script” Dies at 46

The Script Guitarist Mark Sheehan [Photo: Billboard]
The Script Guitarist Mark Sheehan [Photo: Billboard]

Mark Sheehan, the lead guitarist of the Irish rock band “The Script”, has recently died at the age of 46. The band’s official Instagram page shared that Sheehan passed away due to a brief illness.

Mark Sheehan with The Script Members [Photo: Planet Radio]

Mark Sheehan with The Script Members [Photo: Planet Radio]

On April 14, the Irish rock band “The Script” announced that their lead guitarist, Mark Sheehan, has died due to a brief illness at the age of 46. The band’s official page on Instagram shared a photo of Sheehan along with the caption, “Much loved husband, father, brother, bandmate and friend Mark Sheehan passed away today in hospital after a brief illness. The family and group ask fans to respect their privacy at this tragic time.”

An article in the AP News states that “The Script” was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 2001 which included Mark Sheehan as the lead guitarist, Danny O’Donoghue as the keyboardist, and Glen Power as the drummer. “The Script” is reportedly known for their 2012 track “Hall of Fame” and 2008 hit songs “Breakeven” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”.

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Mark Sheehan’s Family

According to Haneline, in 2022, Mark Sheehan reportedly took a break from the band’s Greatest Hits Tour for family commitments. Bandmate O’Donoghue confirmed this report in May of the same year. Upon his death, the lead guitarist had left his three children and wife, Rina Sheehan. Other personalities in the music industry like English singers JP Cooper and Kamille and even the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, offered their condolences to Mark Sheehan’s family.

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