- 18 Sep 23
Her death was confirmed by her sister LeMisha on social media.
Irish Grinstead, of 90s and 00s group 702, passed away at the age of 43 on Saturday 17 September, as confirmed by her sister LeMisha on social media.
The band was perhaps best known for their single ‘Where My girls At'.
“It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my beautiful sister and friend has passed away this evening,” reads LeMisha Grinstead’s statement. “She has had a long battle and she is finally at peace. That girl was as bright as the stars! She was not only beautiful on the outside, but also within. Sharing the stage with her was a joy I will cherish for the rest of my life! We, the family ask for prayers and respect for our privacy as we grieve an outstanding loss to our family.”
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The group was named after the sisters’ area code for Las Vegas. They released their debut album No Doubt in 1996. The project included the single ‘Get It Together’ and the track ‘Steelo’ which featured Missy Elliot. Their self-titled follow up came out in 1999 and featured ‘Where My Girls At’.
The trio continued to make songs for film and TV soundtracks, including Stuart Little, Cousin Skeeter and Good Burger. Their final album Star was released in 2003.
702 disbanded after Star but continued to reuinite periodically. In late 2022, Irish Grinstead took a leave of absence from the band for undisclosed health reasons.