Heartbreak of The Script star's wife after dad-of-three guitarist's shock death at 46 | The Sun

THE Script guitarist Mark Sheehan was happily married with three kids prior to his tragic death.

The Dublin based rock group yesterday issued a statement which told how Irishman Mark passed away after a short illness.

The Hall Of Fame singers were first to pay a host of celebrity tributes to their much-loved friend and bandmate, who died aged 46.

Out of the spotlight, the music star appeared to have a happy home life.

Mark married Texas native Rina in 2005.

The couple have three together, a son Cameron who is 18, and two young daughters Avery, and Lil.

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They spent much of their time living in America, with the family keeping a low profile and living a quiet life.

While Mark and Rina have been pictured together, they kept their kids off their social media.

Talking of his marriage previously, Mark told the Irish Mirror: "Rina is from Texas, we met on the road.

"I was producing and working in different studios.

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"We just kind of clicked in the usual way you do."

In 2021, he took a year's break from touring to spend more time with family.

He told how it was the "best thing that could have happened."

Meanwhile, announcing the star's shock passing, the band released a statement on Friday.

They said: "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."

Devastated fans from across the globe have paid tribute to the talented musician.

Before he joined The Script in 2001, Mark was a member of Irish boyband Mytown.

Mark and The Voice judge Danny O'Donoghue were best friends since the age of 12 and both joined the group together.

He later became the co-founder and lead guitarist of The Script.

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The pair later recruited drummer Glen Power, who had played since he was eight, for their new band The Script.

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