Singer Orish Grinstead, one of the orginal members of 90’s R n’ B group, 702, died of kidney failure on Sunday, April 20th. Orish, who was only 27 years old, started the group with her twin sister LeMisha Grinstead and older sister Kameelah Williams back in the early 90’s and eventually caught the attention of New Edition member Michael Bivins, who later signed them to his fledgling label. The group had moderate success with their first CD and scored a top ten hit with their single, Where My Girls At, which was written and produced by Missy Elliott. The group officially disbanded back in 2003 after their third CD, “Star” failed to live up to the success of their previous two albums. Orish eventually made her big screen debut in the 2004 low budget film The Brewster Project which also starred Regina Belle and former Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin.
Last I heard all three founding member were back together and looking to get their careers back on track but this obviously puts a damper on those plans. May Orish rest in peace. 27 is too young to die.