Farewell to Mark Sheehan, guitarist of The Script. He was 46 years old

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The Script founder and guitarist Mark Sheehan has died at the age of 46. The Irish pop rock group itself, founded in Dublin in 2001 with the singer Danny O’Donoghue, announced it on its social channels. The announcement of his death was given directly by the band, with a post shared on social media: “Beloved husband, father, brother, bandmate and friend Mark Sheehan passed away today in hospital after a short illness” reads the brief statement. “The family and group ask fans to respect their privacy at this tragic time“. Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins said Sheehan was a “outstanding example of Irish musical success on the world stage“.

Stop concerts since last year

As reported by the British newspaper independent, Sheehan canceled the US leg of the group’s tour last year. The Script frontman, Danny O’Donoghue, had explained to the Sunday World that Sheehan’s stop was attributable to family commitments. “It’s up to him to tell his story but, yes, I think I can put it this way: the children needed their father and the wife of her husband”, the singer and pianist of the band had declared.

Who are Scripts

The Script are an Irish indie pop-rock band. The band, consisting of Danny O’Donoghue (vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, synthesizer), Mark Sheehan (guitar), Glen Power (drums), was founded in Dublin in 2001. The first two members of the group, Danny and Mark, were originally producers and worked with Dallas Austin and Teddy Reilly. After a long stay in the United States, the two young men chose to return to Dublin, where they enlisted Glen, the third and last member of the group, forming The Script. On June 7, 2013 they performed in front of Queen Elizabeth during the BBC Live Lounge radio broadcast in which they sang a cover of David Bowie’s Heroes. The Script have released 5 albums (2010 – Science & Faith, 2012 – #3, 2014 – No Sound Without Silence, 2017 – Freedom Child, 2019 – Sunsets & Full Moons) and one collection (2021 – Tales from the Script : Greatest Hits).