Friendly Fires have announced on their website today that session musician Richard Turner, who accompanied them on tour and played trumpet in their live shows, passed away after suffering a heart attack last week.
Turner, who was 27, suffered the cardiac arrest while he was swimming in an open air pool at Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill, South London. He later died at King’s College Hospital.
The statement from the band says: “He was an utterly exceptional musician and his contributions to our shows will be hugely missed. He was also an accomplished and admired composer.”
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.