It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Mark Sheehan, the co-founder and guitarist of The Script, the Irish rock group The Script. Sheehan passed away at the age of 46, following an illness that lasted only a few minutes. The news was posted by the band’s official social media platforms that left music lovers and fans in shock and grief.
Sheehan was a loved father, and husband as well as a brother, musician, and friend. The statement issued from The Script asked fans to respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time. The year before, Sheehan had to miss the US tour touring schedule due to family obligations Danny O’Donoghue, who frontman of the band, explained as his children were in need of the support of a father, and his wife required an accountant.
Sheehan together with drummer O’Donoghue as well as Glen Power founded The Script in 2001. The band’s debut album, which was released in 2008, featured songs like “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Breakeven”, which topped the UK and Irish charts of music. The band would later be a global success thanks to songs like “Hall of Fame” featuring will.i.am and “Hall of Fame,” which charted across more than 30 countries.
The Script has been awarded a variety of awards which include the three Meteor Ireland Music Awards and two World Music Awards and was nominated twice to win The Brit Awards. Their music has appeared in popular TV shows like 90210, Ghost Whisperer, EastEnders, Made in Chelsea as well as The Vampire Diaries.
The death of Mark Sheehan has left a gap in the world of music as well as the hearts of those who knew him. Friends of the Irish rock group Kodaline shared the band’s “deepest condolences” and shared their fond memories of their “lovely man”. The significance of Sheehan’s involvement in the band The Script will not be lost, as his music lovers and fans continue to pay tribute to his legacy.