Sunday, 17 June 2012
Radiohead stage collapse kills stage hand
One stage hand was killed and three injured when a stage roof collapsed just an hour before doors opened for a 40,000 capacity Radiohead concert in Toronto, Canada. Radiohead tweeted that the performance had been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances". Emergency crews went to the scene and the area was evacuated after the stage collapsed at 16:00 local time with the concert due to start at 19:30. The dead man was confirmed as Scott Johnson, the band's 33 year old British drum technician and the band's drummer Phil Selway said: "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".