– Fisherman's Friends spokesman
Tragically, a member of the Fisherman's Friends touring party died yesterday following an accident at the G Live venue in Guildford where the group were due to perform.
One of the Fisherman's Friends was also seriously injured in the accident and remains in hospital.
Terrible news about Fisherman's Friends, my thoughts are with them. They're a great bunch of people, one of Cornwall's best ever exports
The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac on Cornwall’s rugged, panoramic north coast. They've delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years.
Their regular portside concerts have become a much-loved local institution and visiting celebs such as Chris Evans, Gloria Hunniford, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, have fallen under the spell of their Shanty singing.
A concert by the Port Isaac group Fisherman's Friends in Guildford was cancelled last night following the death of a man at the location. He died after a metal door collapsed on him at a concert venue. The victim is believed to be a member of the Cornish band's entourage.
Surrey Police were called to the 'G Live' venue shortly after 11.45am yesterday [Saturday], following a report that two men were trapped under a metal door.
One of the men suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was treated by paramedics, but was declared dead at the scene. The other man was then taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious head injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the death.