Irish Grinstead is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to fame as a member of the R&B group 702.
She was born on August 2, 1980, in Berkeley, California, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her three sisters, LeMisha, Orish, and twin sister, Brandi.
Grinstead and her sisters formed 702 in the early 1990s and were discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
The group’s name, 702, was inspired by the Las Vegas area code, and released their debut album, No Doubt, in 1996, which featured the hit single Steelo.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and earned the group a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year.
In 1999, 702 released their second album, 702, which included the hit single Where My Girls At?
The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the group’s biggest hit to date; the album was also certified Gold by the RIAA.
In addition to her music career, Grinstead has also pursued acting.
She appeared in the films Good Burger and Soul Food and had a recurring role on the television series, All of Us.
Tragically, Grinstead’s twin sister, Brandi, passed away in 2018 after a battle with cancer.
Grinstead and her sisters continue to honor Brandi’s memory and legacy through their music and activism.
Irish Grinstead husband
At the time of her death, Grinstead had never been married.
However, according to Person Worth, she has had relationships with Ray J and Marques Houston.
Irish May your beautiful soul Rest Peacefully in the arms of the Lord🕊️ A Multitude of prayers for the entire Grinstead family🙏🏾🕊️💔#702 pic.twitter.com/Vfqbwfzxqj
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 17, 2023
Irish Grinstead cause of death
The cause of death of Grinstead, a member of the R&B group 702, has not been officially announced.
However, according to Coop WB, she died from kidney failure, which is the same ailment that took the life of her twin sister, Orish, in 2008.