The late 1990s R&B group 702 became a heartthrob after hits like “Where My Girls At?,” “I Still Love You,” and more. However, like every musical band, they have gone through a fair amount of suffering and division between members.
While many members entered, performed for 702, and left for their different purposes, Irish Grinstead always stuck to the band. She and her identical twin sister, Orish Grinstead, were the initial members of the 702 quartet.
However, Orish was replaced in 1995 and left the world in April 2008. Her absence was a constant strain on the minds of the Irish. The 43-year-old singer has now reunited with her twin after the most mysterious/co-incidental death.
Irish Grinstead, a member of the 702 R&B girl group, died on Saturday, September 17, 2023. She was 43 years old when she passed away. Her sister, LeMisha, stated that she passed away after a “long battle” and is now at peace. She died due to kidney failure.
Irish was diagnosed with kidney failure at a young age, but it never deterred her from pursuing her musical passion. She soared to stardom as a part of 702 despite the medical challenges.
Later, Irish’s health kept deteriorating, which led to frequent dialysis sessions. She was placed on the kidney transplant list but passed away before an organ could be procured.
Irish’s sister, LeMisha Grinstead, also a 702 member, was tasked with announcing the tragic news to the world. Another bandmate, Kameela Williams, posted on Instagram that she was devastated and heartbroken by the news of Grinstead’s passing.
Both Irish and Orish Grinstead from the 702-band died from kidney failure. They were identical twin sisters and suffered from similar medical issues. While Orish passed away on April 20, 2008, Irish passed away on September 17, 2023, approximately 15 years apart.
There is a chilling parallel between Irish and Orish’s deaths, which might not be surprising to many since they were twins, after all. Irish’s death has prompted tributes and condolences to come pouring in.
Both the sisters were talented in their fields and pursued their careers despite the short end of the stick they were dealt with. According to their sister, LeMisha, Irish was often morose due to the absence of Orish, and now the two will finally be reunited.
The void that the two sisters left in the music industry will definitely be felt for decades, as 702 songs were once the anthem of youth. Were you a 702 fan as well?
Comment below if you are also grief-stricken by the tragic news.