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Irish Grinstead of R&B Group 702 Dies at 43

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Irish Grinstead, a member of the R&B trio 702, identified for its 1999 hit “The place My Women At?,” died on Saturday night on the age of 43, in keeping with her sister.

A reason behind demise was not instantly out there, however the group announced in December that Irish Grinstead was taking a “medical depart of absence attributable to critical medical points.”

LeMisha Grinstead, Irish Grinstead’s sister and bandmate, mentioned in an Instagram post saying her demise that she had “had a protracted battle and is lastly at peace.”

“That woman was as shiny as the celebrities! She was not solely stunning on the surface, but in addition inside,” LeMisha Grinstead wrote. “Sharing the stage together with her was a pleasure I’ll cherish for the remainder of my life!”

The Grinstead sisters and Kameelah Williams comprised 702, which was named for the phone space code in Las Vegas, the place they had been from.

“Devastated & heartbroken,” Ms. Williams wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. “There’s rather a lot I need to say, however there’s no technique to say what your coronary heart hasn’t absolutely accepted.”

The group’s 1996 debut album, “No Doubt,” included a music called “Steelo,” that includes Missy Elliott. A model of the observe was the theme music for the Nickelodeon present “Cousin Skeeter.” The music was additionally sampled in a 2019 dance music hit produced by Diplo.

“Irish Could your stunning soul Relaxation Peacefully within the arms of the Lord,” Ms. Elliot wrote in a post on X, previously referred to as Twitter, on Sunday. “Multitude of prayers for your entire Grinstead household.”

702’s defining hit was “The place My Women At?,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1999, in keeping with Billboard.

As information of Irish Grinstead’s demise circulated, fan tributes flooded social media within the type of music video clips that includes Irish Grinstead dancing alongside her sister and Ms. Williams in distinctive ’90s glam and choreography.

The group launched its final album, “Star,” 20 years in the past however continued to carry out exhibits, with a number of scheduled by the remainder of this yr.

Irish Grinstead’s twin sister, Orish Grinstead, died in 2008, according to IMDb.