Irish Grinstead, a celebrated singer and member of the R&B woman group 702, has died. She was 43. Grinstead’s sister and fellow 702 group member, LeMisha Grinstead, introduced the information of her loss of life on Instagram.
“It’s with nice disappointment that I’ve to let you understand that my stunning sister and good friend has handed away this night,” she wrote. “She has had an extended battle and he or she is lastly at peace. That woman was as brilliant as the celebrities! She was not solely stunning on the surface, but additionally inside. Sharing the stage along with her was a pleasure I’ll cherish for the remainder of my life! We, the household ask for prayers and respect for our privateness as we grieve an excellent loss to our household.”
Whereas a reason behind loss of life was not supplied, the R&B group introduced in December that Irish was taking “a medical go away of absence as a result of critical medical points.” Grinstead was born on June 2, 1980. Her an identical twin sister Orish died from kidney failure in 2008 at age 27. 702, which consisted of the Grinstead sisters and Kameelah Williams, was named after the world code of their hometown, Las Vegas.
The group launched their debut album No Doubt in 1996, by way of Motown Information. That undertaking featured a visitor look by Missy Elliott on the one “Steelo.” They launched their second album 702 in 1999, which featured the huge observe “The place My Women At.”
The group parted approach in 2006 and took an prolonged hiatus. In 2021, the Grinstead sisters have been featured on on BET Presents: The Encore, a present that adopted R&B girl-group members and their makes an attempt to create an album in 30 days by forming a supergroup.
Williams paid tribute to Grinstead in an Instagram submit, writing, “Devastated & heartbroken. I struggled with this submit as a result of to me this isn’t actual. There’s rather a lot I wish to say, however there’s no option to say what your coronary heart hasn’t absolutely accepted. It’s exhausting to acknowledge that is even occurring. I do know you’re feeling higher now and hugging your twin Orish which makes me smile cus I understand how a lot you missed her. You & I’ve recognized one another since we have been children and we’ve laughed, cried, celebrated, and all the pieces in between which is why I simply don’t wish to consider this.”