Jedward and Laura Whitmore lead tributes to Irish star Mark Sheehan after death

Tributes have poured in for Mark Sheehan following The Script star’s shock death.

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 social media, 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.

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’.

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.

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