Fisherman's Friends' Trevor Grills dies in hospital from severe head injuries
A MEMBER of the Cornish sea shanty singing group the Fisherman's Friends has died in hospital after suffering severe head injuries when he was hit by a falling metal door.
Trevor Grills, 54, a tenor in the Port Isaac-based group, died last night in St George's Hospital in south London.
The band had been due to perform at the G Live venue in Guildford, Surrey when the incident happened on Saturday.
Tour manager Paul McMullen was also killed in the incident as the door fell.
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A spokesman for the band's record company said: "The Fisherman's Friends announce with great sadness that their friend and fellow band member Trevor Grills passed away last night as a result of severe head injuries inflicted during an accident on Saturday, February 9.
"Trevor was a much loved and valued friend to all of us and was an integral part of the Port Isaac community. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Trevor's family at this very difficult time."
President of Island Records, Darcus Beese added: "We are all deeply saddened at losing Trevor. The Fishermen's Friends are exactly that: life long partners in all they do and our thoughts and prayers go out to them and Trevor's family and friends."