Radiohead Drummer Pays Tribute to Dead Drum Tech After Toronto Stage Collapse
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.