Band ‘devastated’ by singer’s death

A member of the sea shanty group Fisherman’s Friends who was seriously injured in a freak accident which also killed the band’s tour manager has died in hospital, it was announced yesterday.

Trevor Grills, 54, suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a falling metal door at the G Live concert venue in Guildford, Surrey, on Saturday. The Cornish-based group’s manager, Paul McMullen, died at the scene from leg injuries. Mr Grills was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, but died on Monday night, Surrey Police confirmed.

In a statement, the band paid tribute to Mr Grills as “a much-loved and valued friend”.

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A spokesman added: “We are all devastated.”

Tearful members of the 10-piece group gathered yesterday lunchtime to thank fans for their support after news of Mr Grills’s injury spread. However, his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead last night.

In a statement yesterday, the Port Isaac singers said: “Trevor was a much-loved and valued friend to all of us and was an integral part of the Port Isaac community.”