The Script guitarist Mark Sheehan ‘laid to rest at private funeral’

The private funeral service for The Script's Mark Sheehan was held in Dublin last weekend, as the late musician's friends and family paid their respects following his death, it has been reported.

Mark tragically passed away aged 46 on Friday, 14 April, after suffering from a brief undisclosed illness.

Sharing the sad news of his death earlier this year the Irish band shared a statement to their Instagram page, which 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."

A private funeral for the late musician was held last weekend Dublin's St James’s Catholic Church, on James Street.

One of the attendees told Irish publication Sunday World: "It was a very private ceremony which started at 3.30pm last Saturday.

"Mark grew up on James‘s Street and most of his family and many of his friends are from that area of the Liberties, with a good number of them attending the service."

Mark is survived by his wife Rina Sheehan, whom he married in 2005, and the couple's three children Cameron, Avery, and Lil.

Following Mark's death, The Script's bassist Ben Sargeant shared a heartbreaking tribute to his late friend, with whom had been performing since 2001.

He wrote: "This is so difficult to write. Struggling to find words that are good enough. What can I say about a man who had a life changing impact on me and all around him.

"A fiercely loyal and dedicated family man, husband, father, brother, friend. A man who showed me that persistence, belief, dedication and hard graft does pay off in the music industry!

"A man that always shone a new light on a situation and inspired you to find a new way to approach it. A man who could put lyrics together in a way that made you feel he was talking directly to you."

Ben continued: "An extremely gifted performer who could disarm the most high pressure performance by coming over in the middle of a song and giving a knowing look, or a cheeky smile.

"Or just take the p**s out of you! A man who worked tirelessly and was more driven that anyone else I’ve known. A man who played as hard as he worked and loved to sit up shooting the breeze and making you roar with laughter, no matter how tired or jet lagged we were.

"Yeah… what can I say…? I can say: I’m honoured to have known you and shared these times with you, thank you for all you did for me.

"I will miss you terribly and I will never forget you. Love you. See you at the big bar in the sky, brother."


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