Mark Sheehan, the beloved guitarist of the Irish rock band The Script, passed away on Friday at the age of 46 after a brief illness. His fellow bandmates, family, and fans are mourning the loss of the talented musician.
A “Much-Loved Husband, Father, Brother, Band Mate and Friend”
In a heartfelt statement, The Script expressed their deep sorrow and paid tribute to their friend and bandmate. Sheehan was not only an exceptional guitarist but also a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife, Rina Sheehan, and their three children.
The Script: A Rock Band with Pop Appeal
The Script was formed in Dublin in 2001 by Sheehan, singer Danny O’Donoghue, and drummer Glen Power. Their self-titled debut album in 2008 was a commercial success, topping both the UK and Irish charts. The album featured several hits, including “We Cry,” “Breakeven,” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” which reached No. 1 in five countries.
The band’s music is a blend of rock and pop, which helped them become one of Ireland’s most successful bands in the 2010s. They went on to have six Top 10 albums in the UK and one top three album in the US.
Remembering Mark Sheehan
Mark Sheehan’s talent, passion, and dedication to music were undeniable. He was an essential member of The Script and contributed greatly to the band’s success. Sheehan’s passing is a tremendous loss not only for his family and bandmates but also for the music industry.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins praised The Script’s music and expressed his condolences to Sheehan’s family. Sheehan’s legacy will live on through his music, which touched the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
Mark Sheehan was a gifted musician, a loving husband and father, and a cherished friend. He will be remembered for his talent and contributions to The Script’s success. Sheehan’s passing is a profound loss for his family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.