Radiohead have described the drum technician killed on Saturday (June 16th) when a stage collapsed prior to their show in Canada as a ‘highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew’.
33-year-old Scott Johnson, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire died when a part of the stage being set up at Downsview Park, Toronto collapsed, also injuring three other people, one seriously.
“We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague,” Radiohead have said in a statement on their official website.
“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.”
As well as Radiohead, Johnson had been a part of the road crew for bands such as Keane and White Lies, whose drummer Jack Lawrence Brown paid his own tribute on Twitter following the news, writing: “Devastated to learn that the man killed in the Radiohead stage collapse was drum tech Scott Johnson.”
“Scott worked with White Lies on a show earlier in the year as my drum tech. A very talented man and a lovely guy all round. Glad to have known him. A big loss. RIP Scott.”Just Published: