The Script Guitarist Mark Sheehan Passes Away, Aged 46

15 April 2023 | 8:44 am | Mary Varvaris

Mark Sheehan co-founded The Script in 2001 with singer Danny Donoghue and drummer Glen Power.

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Co-founding member of The Script, guitarist Mark Sheehan, has passed away at the age of 46 following a brief illness.

The band wrote on social media this morning, “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.”

Sheehan founded the Irish rock group in 2001 alongside singer Danny Donoghue and drummer Glen Power.

The Script have always found success in Australia, with their 2008 debut self-titled album reaching #9 on the ARIA Albums Chart, their second album, 2010’s Science & Faith, at #2, #3 back at #9, No Sound Without Silence at #5, 2017’s Freedom Child at #5, and their last album to feature Sheehan, 2019’s Sunsets & Full Moons, at #11. 

They are known for their massive, emotive singles, such as The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Breakeven, For The First Time, and Superheroes.

Sheehan was married to Reena Sheehan, with whom he had three children.

Tributes have begun to pour for the guitarist, with indie rockers Kodaline writing, “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 The Script brothers”.

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