702 Singer Irish Grinstead Dead at 43

Published: Sunday 17th Sep 2023 by Sam

In incredibly sad news, it has been announced that Irish Grinstead – member of R&B group 702 – has died.

Full story below…

The singer’s sister and bandmate LeMisha Grinstead broke the news.

Taking to social media, she shared that her beloved sibling had died today (September 16) after “a long battle” with an illness.

The statement read:

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

Love always,

Irish served as a prominent member of 702 during its 90’s heyday and together with LeMisha and the group’s lead Meelah Williams nabbed hits such as ‘Steelo’ and ‘Where My Girls At.’

More recently, Irish and LeMisha appeared on BET Presents: The Encore, in hopes of forming a supergroup comprised of members from various girl bands.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Irish’s loved ones.

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  1. AngelKeys September 17, 2023

    Sad, I believe another sibling had also previously passed away. 702 were definitely an underrated band, I was rooting for them to make a comeback. Such a shame, she was too young to go.

    • Jackx September 17, 2023

      Her sister Orish died too
      Sad all these 90s band members passing away

    • RBRT September 17, 2023

      😢 sad news. Same here, YouTube autoplays 702 music videos for me. Listened to them recently. RIP 🙏🏼

  2. BeyKnowlesBest September 17, 2023

    I literally was just watching a performance of there’s on YouTube, I always thought she was sooo pretty, way to young I’m sad 😞

    • Len75 September 17, 2023

      This is so sad. May we keep the family in prayer!!!

  3. Kiely Williams September 17, 2023

    a FACE! Beyonce could never. RIP beautiful…

  4. eric September 17, 2023

    Very sad. I wanted to see a reunion. En Vogue might be the last group I’m still holding out hope for.

    • Tina September 17, 2023

      I’m holding out for Total!

  5. Jayla September 17, 2023

    Very pretty girl. sad. Rest in peace

  6. Fancy BISH 🤣💎💋 September 17, 2023

    She’s dead ☠️

  7. suchislife September 18, 2023

    Here go the c19 injection again. More to come. RIP LeMisha.

  8. ww50 do September 18, 2023

    awwwwww pretty mama rest in peace.. missy is going through it. she found 702

    • TryItIfYouLike September 18, 2023

      Actually Sinbad the comedian discovered them. Missy just produced their first album!

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