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Published on Jun 17, 2012
Tragedy has struck the inner circle of the Radiohead camp this weekend following a stage collapse prior to the band's performance in Toronto.
Initial reports of three injuries and one fatality were later elaborated as it was revealed drum technician Scott Johnson had perished.
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway issued the following statement after the incident:
"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."
The concert was soon cancelled. Fortunately, the venue was not at full capacity, but many eager fans had gathered at the location early.
The Toronto police issued a statement of their own, stating that the "Radiohead concert at Downsview Park has been cancelled due to stage collapse. Asking people to stay away from immediate area...We are not confirming the number or nature of injures at this time at Downsview Park. We will provide that later when all facts are in."
No official cause of the collapse has been revealed, though it is understood that engineering drawings, signed by a professional engineer, have been provided to investigators.