Funeral after door death

Tributes have been paid to a band member of shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform in Guildford.

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Funeral today for Fisherman's Friends singer

Singer Trevor Grills Credit: ITV News

The funeral of a member of the Cornish sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends will take place later. Singer Trevor Grills died in hospital after he was critically hurt in an accident at a music venue.

The group's tour manager was also killed by a metal door which fell on them.

The service will take place at St Endellion Church just outside Port Isaac where the group is from.


Second fatality after door falls on band members

A second man has died after a door fell on him at a music venue in Guildford at the weekend. Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills suffered critical injuries when the accident happened at 'G Live' late on Saturday night.

The 54 year old from Port Isaac in Cornwall died late last night at St George's Hospital in Tooting. The band's tour manager Paul McMullen was declared dead at the scene. Surrey Police is investigating the incident with the assistance of the Health and Safety Executive.

In a statement, the band paid tribute to Mr Grills as "a much-loved and valued friend". A spokesman added: "We are all devastated."

Band thanks fans after tour manager killed

Grief-stricken members of sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends have thanked the public for their support after their tour manager died and singer Trevor Grills was seriously injured in a freak accident.

Paul McMullen died at the scene of the incident on Saturday at the G Live venue in Guildford.

Mr McMullen was trapped underneath a door at the venue's loading bay, police said.

Band member Jon Cleave, said: "The Fisherman's Friends are very touched and moved by all the concern and support shown for our friends Trevor (Grills) and Paul (McMullen).

"We'd like to express ours and Port Isaac's thanks to everyone for that.

"It is part and parcel of our Cornish communities to pull together one and all in such times and that is what we are doing."

Fisherman's Friends manager dies at Guildford gig

Tributes have been paid to the tour manager of Cornwall-based shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform.

Another man, Trevor Grills, a member of the ten-piece, remained in hospital on Sunday night with serious injuries after being caught up in the incident before their scheduled gig in Surrey on Saturday.

Paul McMullen, the band's manager, was pronounced dead at the scene - the G Live venue in Guildford - following the incident at 11.45am.

His death - and Mr Grills' illness - was confirmed by a Fisherman's Friends spokesman.

We are deeply saddened by the news of the accident in Guildford. Paul was an amazing man, who gave us a fabulous opportunity to sing for the Fisherman's Friends.

"We feel honoured and grateful to have been able to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the guys tonight."

– A spokesman for the group Said The Maiden, who had worked with the singers


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