Orish Grinstead was an American singer, songwriter, and member of the R&B group 702.
She was born on June 2, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and grew up in a musical family.
Orish and her sisters, Irish and LeMisha, formed the group 702 in the early 1990s, and they quickly gained popularity with their unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and soul music.
She was an integral part of 702’s success, contributing her powerful vocals and songwriting skills to the group’s hit songs.
Some of their most popular tracks include Where My Girls At?, Get It Together and Steelo.
The group’s debut album, No Doubt, was released in 1996 and went platinum, cementing their place in the music industry.
Despite their success, 702 faced several challenges throughout their career, including label disputes and personal struggles.
Orish was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2001, and her health began to deteriorate rapidly.
She underwent a kidney transplant in 2003, but unfortunately, her body rejected the new organ, and she passed away on April 20, 2008, at the age of 27.
Orish’s death was a devastating loss for her family, friends, and fans, who remembered her as a talented and passionate artist.
Her legacy lives on through her music, which continues to inspire and entertain people around the world.
In 2017, 702 reunited for a performance at the Soul Train Awards, where they paid tribute to Orish and honored her memory.
Orish Grinstead cause of death
Orish, the twin sister of Irish Grinstead and a member of the R&B group 702, died on April 20, 2008, at the age of 27 due to kidney failure.
I grew up on the ladies of 702.
Rest well, Irish & Orish Grinstead. 🕊️💐✨ pic.twitter.com/jy3qeHYHi4
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