Jedward and Laura Whitmore lead tributes to fellow Irish star Mark Sheehan after ‘unbelievably sad’ death of The Script guitarist
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 15
Fans and celebrities are mourning the death of Mark Sheehan (Picture: Getty)

Tributes have poured in for Mark Sheehan

The band confirmed the death of the 46-year-old on Friday (April 14), saying he had been ill for a short period of time.

A statement from the Irish group posted on , read: ‘Much loved husband, father, brother, band mate and friend Mark Sheehan passed away today in hospital after a brief illness.

‘The family and group ask fans to respect their privacy at this tragic time.’

Following the heartbreaking announcement, celebrities and fans have shared fond memories of Sheehan.

‘Thinking of you all at this time. Mark was one of the nicest and most talented men you could meet x’, wrote Laura Whitmore.

Irish X Factor stars Jedward wrote sweetly: ‘Everyone in the Irish music industry and worldwide mourn your loss RIP Mark such a talented musician from The Script one of the most iconic Irish groups of our generation ❤️🇮🇪☘️’

Hozier wrote: ‘So saddened to hear about this. Thinking of you all and of Mark’s family right now and sending love. Sincere condolences to you all.’

‘Oh, I’m so, so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to y’all. Mark was a blessing on this earth 💔’, Mary Lambert penned.

JP Cooper commented: ‘This is devastating! Such a beautiful, nurturing warm-hearted guy! I’m so sorry!’

John Barrowman added: ‘Oh no, so very sad. ❤️ to you and his family. Jb’.

Irish band Kodaline tweeted: ‘So sorry to hear the passing of Mark Sheehan! We had the great fortune of getting to spend time in his company over the years and was always such a lovely man! Deepest condolences to his family and his @thescript brothers’.

Expressing her sadness, songwriter Kamille wrote: ‘This is so heartbreaking. I am so sorry guys. He was the loveliest human. Sending so much love to you all 💔’

Ella Henderson sent her love to the band: ‘Sending so much love to you boys & to all of Mark’s family ❤️ you will always be my Irish brothers for life 🍀’, while Peter Andre commented a series of broken heart emoji.

Honouring the late music star, radio host Declan Pierce tweeted: ‘This is so unbelievably sad. I was lucky to strike a friendship with Mark before the band went global. He kept in touch all through the years and remained as grounded as the first day I met him. I’m heartbroken for his family and friends. RIP’.

Sheehan formed the rock band alongside frontman Danny O’Donoghue and drummer Glen Power in Dublin in 2001.

The Irish guitarist died in hospital, aged 46 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
He formed The Script in 2001 with Danny O’Donoghue and Glen Power (Picture: Shutterstock)

Their eponymous debut album was released in 2008 and it went to number one in both the UK and Ireland.

It featured hits such as We Cry, Breakeven, and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, with the latter peaking at number two in the UK singles charts.

The band has released six studio albums and one compilation project, Tales From The Script – Greatest Hits, which dropped in 2021.

Six of these peaked at number one in the UK charts while their third album, Number 3, made it to number two.

Bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Kings Of Leon, Radiohead, Blur and Muse all also have six number one records to their name, according to the Official Charts.