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Orish was the twin sister of Irish (center)

According to Realgossip101, Orish Grinstead, one of the original founders of 702 (along with twin sister Irish), has died of kidney failure. She was 27.

Orish Grinstead, founding member of R&B girl group 702 out of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, April 20th from kidney failure. She was 27 years old. Orish, who created the group along with her twin sister, Irish and big sister Lameisha, was what friends called ‘a good person, sweet, sincere, humble and full of life.’ According to friends Orish had been ill for a long time, and sadly, due to other medical complications she suffered from including cancer that had yet to be treated, she was not expected to live too long. I’ll post more details as they become available. But for now, my condolences sincerely go out to the Grinstead family, especially to Orish’s twin sister, Irish, during this time of their bereavement.

  • kenyanhottie

    My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

  • brwnsugga4you

    my prayers go out to her entire family and the group.

  • Yanaja

    So sad. My prayers go out to them. Losing a family member is hard enough, I can’t how hard it must be to lose your other half.

  • Bird

    That’s terrible. So young. God rest her soul and bless her family.

  • crisptoast

    Does anyone knows who owns the gossip blog BOSSIP? I ask that question because there is something almost sinister going on with that blog in relations to Black people, especially between Black men and women. it seems they incite us to tear into one another on a daily basis and they seem to encourage people to write the most vile racists things against Black people so that they can post them. i know that young Black people work there, but just who owns the site? Is it the same person who owns LOSSIP and JOSSIP? Because they don’t tolerate racism on those blogs and moderate comments before they post them, unlike on BOSSIP. This needs to be investigated and brought out into the open. and if you are concerned about this as I am, make sure to express your feelings and write to various Black people in the media about this. If they can moderate and not post racism against Hispanics on LOSSIP, why can’t they do the same for Blacks on Bossip? This is just wrong, wrong, wrong. We need to get angry and demand some answers from these folks over at BOSSIP. Especially the guy who is rumored to own the blog by the name of David Hauslib, I believe.

  • prynsexxx

    She is sooooooooo pretty. She was sooooooooo young as well. Dang. May The Almighty cover her family.

  • Hotstuff

    R.I.P. I had no idea she was sick…

  • cupcakes

    That is so sad….may she rest in peace and may God be with the family. She was so young.

  • Kymystry

    My God Comfort the Family in this time of grieving …

  • 2bme

    If i’m not mistaken she’s in the video when they did the song w/Subway? My thoughts and prayers go out to this family..losing a loved one is not easy..hopefully she passed without pain

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  • GAGIRL73

    GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Krysi – yes the same one

    Dang…I hope Irish will hold up…..they have an old saying about twins not being able to go on long without their siblings I hope that doesn’t happen in every case. R.I.P to the Orish

  • extraordinary

    My condolences goes out to her and her family.

  • gemini83

    Man…this is soooo sad. I know how it feels to lose a twin. My condolences and prayers go out to the family. Be strong Irish, she will always be there with you. BELIEVE ME.

  • SnootyPooty1

    My condolences and prayers go out to her and her family.

    @Krysi – yes the same one… Good morning lady

  • terika83

    Awww, that’s sooo sad. I was JUST talking about 702 the other day.

  • lnp03

    This is so sad! I remember when 702 had their first single with Subway, “The Little Games that We Play”. I have always been a fan of theirs. My prayers go out to their entire family.

  • Krysi – yes the same one

    Whats up snooty gurl, did you catch the primary’s last night, Obama was preaching like MLK….Mrs. Clinton doesn’t stand a chance, and she won last night??!! All i saw was a bunch of white folks at the Obama rally in Indiana….

  • Krysi – yes the same one


    1st let me say that this question is not mean in anyway, and i hope you don’t take it out of context, im just curious so don’t get mad at me. If you don’t want to comment back thats cool no hard feelings


    Are you a twin?
    Did you lose your twin?

    I’m asking because twins seem to take it a lot harder when they lose a twin, harder than someone who loses a sibling, I just wanted to if there is truth to that. I have lost a brother, he was 22 when he died an accidental death due to carbon monoxide poisioning so please don’t think I’m being insensitive. I’m just curious.

  • Sharonda

    I’m a twin myself.I can’t imagine.I’m close to my sister and if I lost her I be in shock.Been a fan of them since they came out.I knew one of them was sick but I didn’t think it was Orish.Kind of reminds me of when Michelle Thomas died, so young and beautiful and talented.God takes them away from us too soon.My thoughts are with her and her family.

  • milly

    Rest in peace, this is truely sad

  • SnootyPooty1

    @Krysi – no girl I did not catch it.. But thanks for the update…..

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  • gemini83

    @ Krysi

    Yes, I had a twin. She passed away when we were 5 yrs old from menigitis. Orish and Irish maybe had a stronger connection because she died much older than my twin. But, I have developed a DEEP spiritual connection with her. I know she is with me through good and bad times. I just can feel her, it’s crazy. It’s still hard to this day, because I do miss her, but I know that one day we will be together. :)

  • Krysi – yes the same one

    AWWWWwwww, im so sorry. So its true that twins do have this sort of spiritual connection to one another. Some even say that they can hear each others thoughts…I just think that has to be an awsome feeling! To always be a part of someone at all times, but thats also why they say that twins take it a lot harder when one passes on. Thanks for answering that question, Im sure it was difficult.

  • heart2heart

    Wow, this is so sad. May she rest in peace. God and time heals all wounds.

  • MzDetermined

    Very sad.

  • Anti-believer

    OMG! Is this why I saw the only video she is in with the group Subway on Monday? I remember her from the duet song with the group Subway’s song called “This Lil’ Game We Play”

    Damn, i hope for short speedy grievance


    OMG, wow this is crazy. when the misha was on maternity leave orish stepped in and was performing with them so her being sick mustve just came about within the last couple of years. ne way my condolences to her family. ppl are dyiong way too young now as opposed to b4.

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  • Mspeng

    This is really sad to hear. And the twins are so beautiful. RIP

  • aqtpie

    This is truly sad to hear. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • hellava10

    My prayers are with the family and friends!

  • Keiosha Merriweather

    R.I.P Irish rest and easy from 702