Mark Sheehan Succumbs To Illness At 46

Mark Sheehan

Mark Sheehan, a co-founder, and guitarist for the Irish rock group The Script, has passed away.

Following a brief illness, the 46-year-old passed away at a hospital on Friday, the band reported. In 2001, Sheehan, drummer Glen Power, and vocalist Danny O’Donoghue founded the band.

Sheehan was described as a “much-loved husband, father, brother, bandmate, and friend” in a statement posted to the group’s social media accounts. It requested that the privacy of his family and bandmates be respected.

Mark Sheehan’s Friends Are Heartbroken 

Sheehan’s fellow performers from his era were eager to pay tribute to him. The Irish personality Laura Whitmore commented on Instagram, “Thinking of you all at this time. One of the sweetest and most gifted persons you could meet was Mark.

The Irish pop band Jedward paid homage to Mark in an Instagram post, writing: “Every person in the Irish music business and internationally mourn your loss RIP Mark such an accomplished performer from The Script one of the most famous Irish groups of our generation.”

Kodaline, another Irish rock band, also paid respects by tweeting: “So sorry to hear (of) the passing of Mark Sheehan.” Sheehan, according to Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland, is an “outstanding” illustration of Irish musical accomplishment on a global scale.

“The fact that The Script saw such success around the world, including six top-selling albums in the UK and a number 3 album in the United States – a truly amazing feat — was a mark of the uniqueness and excellence which Mark and his fellow musicians in The Script sought,” he added. Sheehan was married to Reena Sheehan, with whom he has three children, and was born on October 29, 1976, in Dublin’s Mount Brown neighborhood in The Liberties.

Mark Sheehan was a guitarist, singer, and composer who had a lifelong passion for music. The Script was founded in 2001 in Dublin by Sheehan on guitar, O’Donoghue on vocals, and Power on drums.