Mark Sheehan, guitarist for Irish pop band The Script, has died after a short sickness.
Sheehan, 46, who fashioned the band alongside frontman Danny O’Donoghue and drummer Glen Energy, died in hospital on Friday.
An announcement on the band’s social media pages mentioned: “A lot beloved husband, father, brother, band mate and good friend Mark Sheehan handed away right now in hospital after a short sickness.
“The household and group ask followers to respect their privateness at this tragic time.”
The guitarist and spouse Rina Sheehan had three kids collectively.
The Script have been fashioned in Dublin in 2001.
Their eponymous debut album, launched in 2008, went to primary in each the UK and Eire.
It featured hits resembling We Cry, Breakeven and The Man Who Cannot Be Moved, with the latter peaking at quantity two on the UK singles charts.
The band has launched six studio albums and one compilation venture, Tales From The Script – Biggest Hits, which dropped in 2021.
Six of those peaked at primary within the UK charts whereas their third album, Quantity 3, made it to quantity two.
Bands resembling Arctic Monkeys, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Kings Of Leon, Radiohead, Blur and Muse even have six number-one data to their identify, in keeping with the Official Charts.
Paying tribute to Sheehan, fellow Irish rock band Kodaline mentioned in a press release posted to Twitter: “So sorry to listen to the passing of Mark Sheehan.
“We had the good fortune of attending to spend time in his firm through the years and was all the time such a beautiful man. Deepest condolences to his household and his @thescript brothers.”
Different celebrities additionally honoured his reminiscence on social media.
In a press release posted on Instagram, Irish presenter Laura Whitmore wrote: “Pondering of you all presently. Mark was one of many nicest and most proficient males you can meet.”
In their very own Instagram tribute, Irish pop duo Jedward mentioned: “Everybody within the Irish music trade and worldwide mourn your loss RIP Mark such a proficient musician from The Script probably the most iconic Irish teams of our era.”
In June 2013, the late Queen toured the BBC’s Broadcasting Home in central London and listened to a dwell efficiency by The Script.
On the finish, she chatted briefly to guide singer O’Donoghue and when she learnt he was taking part in the Glastonbury pageant, joked concerning the mud.
She mentioned: “Glastonbury, the place you get lined in mud?”
The singer replied with amusing: “You have to deliver good wellies.”
Afterwards, O’Donoghue described the expertise as “weird” and “fairly intimidating”.
Sheehan mentioned once they have been instructed concerning the royal engagement he thought it was a joke.
“Nonetheless right now, coming in right now, I believed individuals have been taking part in a joke on us,” he mentioned.