One dead, three injured in Radiohead stage collapse

18/06/2012
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A Radiohead show in Toronto on June 16 ended in tragedy before it even began when the stage collapsed, killing one person and injuring three.

The British band was forced to cancel the concert at Downsview Park in Toronto after a stage collapsed hours before the show was scheduled to begin, killing the band's drum technician Scott Johnson, aged 33.

One other person was transported to hospital in a serious condition and two others at the scene had minor injuries, according to CBC.

A "scaffolding-type structure collapsed" above the main stage, according to a Toronto fire department official, at around 4pm, causing the accident.

The band tweeted, "Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight's at downsview park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue."

On Radiohead's website, drummer Philip Selway paid tribute to Johnson. “He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew,” Selway wrote. “We will miss him very much.”

The concert was set to be Radiohead's final date of their North American tour.

Photo: CTV/CNN
Artists: Radiohead
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