Rag’n’Bone Man has ‘lucky escape’ after pilot crashes into field near his country pile
A pilot has died after crashing in his light aircraft into a field near the home of musician Rag’n’Bone Man in East Sussex
A pilot has died after a plane crash near the country home of Rag’n’Bone Man.
The light aircraft burst into flames on Tuesday morning after it crashed a mere 300 yards from the home of the 35-year-old singer, real name Rory Graham.
Rag’n’Bone Man was believed to have been at home at the time of the crash.
A source told The Sun: “If it had been a bit closer to the house the outcome doesn’t bear thinking about. There’s no doubt Rag’n’Bone Man had a lucky escape.”
The plane crashed in the field behind Rag’n’Bone Man’s home which is in a quite remote location near Heathfield, East Sussex.
The source added: “What’s happened is shocking. It’s a tragic situation. Everyone’s devastated for the pilot and his poor family.
“It’s a rural area. It’s stunned the locals.”
Despite emergency services rushing to the scene, the pilot had died instantly in the crash.
Sussex Police confirmed to the paper that the pilot’s next of kin have already been informed of his death.
Mirror Online has reached out to representatives of Rag’n’Bone Man for comment.
Born in Uckfield, East Sussex, Rag’n’Bone Man rose to prominence in 2016 with his first hit single, Human.
He then went on to release an album of the same name in 2017 and won the British Breakthrough Act award and Critics’ Choice Award at that year’s BRIT Awards.
The musician has a two-year-old son named Reuben from his marriage to Beth Rouy, who he married in May last year after a decade-long relationship.
However, they reportedly parted ways in November 2019 after an amicable split.
A source told The Sun at the time: “It’s a great shame, but these things happen. Everyone is staying amicable, and they have a son together who is their top priority.
“He likes to keep a low profile so doesn’t want to make a big deal out of it, but there are no explosive rows and he isn’t likely to say anything about it.”