Radiohead Drummer Pays Tribute to Dead Drum Tech After Toronto Stage Collapse
"We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague," Philip Selway said on the British rock band's website.
TORONTO -- Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has paid tribute Scott Johnson, the group’s drum technician who died Saturday afternoon in a massive stage collapse while setting up for a Toronto park concert.
"We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague," Selway said on the official Radiohead website.
"He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew," he said.
Johnson, 33, from Doncaster, England, died from a crushing injury, according to Toronto police, when a stage collapsed at Downsview Park ahead of a planned Radiohead concert.
"We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him,” Selway wrote with a final farewell.
The Toronto stage collapse, taking place under clear skies, had paramedics rushing another man to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while two other crew members received treatment on site.