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702 Band’s Fans Searching for Irish Grinstead’s Cause of Death


Member of the popular ’90s and ’00s R&B group 702, Irish Grinstead’s cause of death at the age of 43 was not immediately revealed.

Irish’s death was confirmed by her sister and fellow group member, Lemisha Grinstead, in an Instagram post on Saturday.

“It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my beautiful sister and friend has passed away this evening,” the Instagram post read.

702 Band's Fans Searching for Irish Grinstead's Cause of Death

“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.”

Lemisha shared a second picture of her sister on Sunday, writing, “Me and my lil sister!!”

Irish was a member of the girl group 702, which was named after the area code of their hometown of Los Vegas, Nevada.

Outside of music, Grinstead also appeared in several acting roles, starring in Tiffany the Doll and The Brewster Project.

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What was 702 Member Irish Grinstead’s Cause of Death?

The 702 singer’s death was announced was confirmed by her sister and fellow group member. Irish Grinstead’s cause of death is not known at this time.

Irish’s death comes just months after the group announced in December that she would be taking a “medical leave of absence due to serious medical issues,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Grinstead isn’t the first member of 702 to pass away, as her twin-sister Orish Grinstead died of kidney failure in 2008 at the age of 27.

702 Band's Fans Searching for Irish Grinstead's Cause of Death

Orish was one of the original members of the group, along with her sister, Irish, Lemisha, and singer Amelia Childs.

Since it was first formed in the 1990s, the band went under multiple reconfigurations with the band members before officially disbanding in 2006.

At the height of their career, 702 was most known for their songs like Where My Girls At, Stello, and Pootie Tangin.

The band was nominated for many awards across multiple different award shows including American Music Awards and the BET Awards.

Specifically, the group was nominated for Best Female Group at the 2001 BET Awards. They also were nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist at the American Music Awards in 2000.

In 1997, the group won Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for their debut album No Doubt.

Grinstead and Lemisha reunited when they joined BET’s The Encore series as cast members in May 2021.

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