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Fisherman's Friends' Trevor Grills funeral held in Cornwall

  • 22 February 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
Trevor Grills
Trevor Grills suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a falling metal door

The funeral has been held for a Cornish shanty group singer who died after an accident at a music venue.

Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills, 54, from Port Isaac, suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a falling metal door at G Live in Guildford, Surrey, on 9 February.

Mr Grills died two days later. Tour manager Paul McMullen, 44, from Disley in Cheshire, also died in the incident.

Mr Grills' private service was held at St Endellion Church, near Port Isaac.

'Lovely family man'

Family, friends, band members and colleagues paid tribute to Mr Grills.

His widow, Leslie Grills, said: "He was my husband, the dad of my three boys and a lovely family man.

"At the end of the day, if he had to give everything up for his family, he would have."

The group's manager, Ian Brown, said: "They sang for fun, it's a secondary thing for who they really are.

"There's fishermen, builders, shopkeepers and potters in the Fisherman's Friends, that's who they really are.

"Trevor was a builder and there are not many houses in Port Isaac that he hasn't worked on over the years.

"Trevor was good fun, easy to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble for him."

Mr Brown added the music industry had been shocked by both deaths.

A statement on behalf of Mr Grills' family and friends thanked the public for its support.

Surrey Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident.

Family, friends, band members and colleagues paid tribute to Mr Grills at the service

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