Mark Sheehan, Guitarist for The Script, Passed Away at The Age of 46
In a message published on Twitter, the band said that their guitarist had passed away on Friday after battling a “brief illness.” He was 46.
Following a brief illness, “much loved husband, father, brother, bandmate, and friend Mark Sheehan passed away today in hospital,” read the tweet. In light of the recent tragedy, the family and the band have asked that their fans respect their privacy.
The circumstances behind the musician’s passing were not immediately known.
Much loved husband, father, brother, band mate 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. pic.twitter.com/6HaShCk8l4
— the script (@thescript) April 14, 2023
Sheehan, Danny O’Donoghue, and Glen Power are the other members of The Script, established in 2001. Sheehan and O’Donoghue were members of the boy band Mytown in the years leading up to the formation of the Irish rock band.
The Script has released six studio albums, with “The Script” as their debut and “Sunsets & Full Moons” as their most recent release in 2019.
A number of the band’s songs, including “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” “For the First Time,” “Breakeven,” and “No Good in Goodbye,” has contributed to their widespread popularity.
Sheehan was absent during The Script’s most recent tour, which took place in the United States. O’Donoghue stated that he spent time with his family while away, as he explained to the Irish publication Sunday World.
In May of 2022, he told the outlet, “It’s his story to tell, but yeah, if I could paraphrase, his children needed a father, and his wife needed a husband.”
I told him, “You’ve been the driving force behind The Script for so long that if you want to take some time off for your family, you’re more than welcome to, and I insist that you go and do it.”
Sheehan was also noticeably absent from a photo published on April 6 by Power titled “Jammin’ at the office.”
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