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702’s LeMisha Fields Announces The Passing Of Her Father

702’s LeMisha Fields Announces The Passing Of Her Father

01/03/2024 02:57 PM EST by WBLS Staff

As reported by MadameNoire, "R&B singer and 702 member LeMisha Fields has lost her father, Carlton Grinstead, just four months after the death of her sister and 702 bandmate, Irish Grinstead."

LeMisha, 45, announced the sad news on Instagram Dec. 28.

“They say death happens in 3’s, but I never expected it to come one after the other so quickly. He just made his 82nd Birthday on the 23rd (2 days before Christmas),” the “Steelo” singer captioned a photo of her father smiling from ear to ear.

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702, consisting of the Grinstead sisters and Kameelah Williams, was named after the area code of their hometown, Las Vegas.

The group released their debut album “No Doubt” in 1996, featuring a guest appearance by Missy Elliott on the single “Steelo.” They released their second album “702” in 1999, which featured the hit song “Where My Girls At.”

After releasing their final album “Star” in 2003, the group disbanded in 2006 and took an 11-year hiatus. In 2021, the Grinstead sisters appeared on “BET Presents: The Encore,” a 10-episode reality series that follows nine former R&B girl group members and their attempts to create an album in 30 days by forming a supergroup.

702 was nominated for an American Music Award, a BET Award and several Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, winning best R&B/soul album of the year by a group, band or duo for “No Doubt” in 1997.