Radiohead Stage Collapse Kills Drum Tech

By Tom Breihan / June 17, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Last night, Radiohead were set to play a show at Toronto’s Downsview Park. But during the setup for their show, the stage collapsed, killing one person and injuring three others. The person who died has been identified as Scott Johnson, a drum technician for the band.

In a statement on their website, the band wrote:

We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson was 33 years old, and he’d previously worked with other bands like Keane. He died after suffering a “crushing injury.” The band immediately canceled the show.

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