Hundreds of mourners gathered near Port Isaac this afternoon to say a final farewell to the Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills. The 54-year-old died as he was getting ready to perform at a gig almost two weeks ago. A private service was held for him at St. Endellion Church.
The North Cornwall fishing village of Port Isaac is in mourning tonight after the death of a member of the sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends. Singer Trevor Grills died in hospital after he was critically hurt in a freak accident at the weekend.
The group's tour manager was also killed. They were trapped under a metal door at a concert venue in Surrey. Fellow band members said Mr Grills had been a much loved and valued friend to them. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Band members from Fisherman's Friends have paid tribute to their friend and colleague Trevor Grills who died last night:
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.
– Fisherman's Friends statement
We are all deeply saddened at losing Trevor.
The Fisherman'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.
– Darcus Beese, Island Records
Police were called to the venue shortly before midday on Saturday after a report that two men were trapped under a metal door in the loading bay.
The band's promoter Paul McMullen, was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at the scene.