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Stage Collapses Before Radiohead Show In Toronto, Killing One Person

June 16, 2012  |  7:07pm
Stage Collapses Before Radiohead Show In Toronto, Killing One Person

Update: Radiohead has identified the person killed in the stage collapse at the Toronto show. The person’s name was Scott Johnson, who was a drum tech on Radiohead’s road crew. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway released a statement concerning the stage collapse, which you can read below.

The stage at Toronto’s Downsview Park collapsed today before Radiohead was set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Radiohead’s twitter account advised fans not to make their way to the venue.

Toronto police officer Harrison Ford told Paste: “All I can say is that a portion of the stage did collapse. We can confirm that one person is deceased.”

Noting that a press conference concerning the matter was underway, Ford could not give anymore information about the matter. He said he could not confirm whether the person who died was a worker or an attendee of the show. According to CBC News, at least three other people were injured.

Caribou was set to open the now-cancelled, sold-out show, which was expected to have 40,000 people present.

Philip Selway’s Statement:
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.
Philip

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