Radiohead drummer mourns death of sound technician in stage collapseThe drummer for the British rock group Radiohead paid homage Sunday to Scott Johnson, a sound technician killed when an outdoor stage set up in a Toronto park for a group concert collapsed.
“We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague,” drummer Phil Selway wrote in a statement posted on the group’s Web site.
Johnson died Saturday when part of the metal-frame stage at Downsview Park collapsed, a Toronto police spokesman said.
Johnson “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,” read the message, signed simply “Phil.”
Johnson, 33, was a native of Doncaster, England, according to a group spokesman cited by Canadian media.
The Saturday accident occurred about three and a half hours before the show was to start.