Aaron Beamish, drummer for Toronto rockers Slow Motion Victory, was killed early Friday morning after being struck by a garbage truck while riding his longboard. The 25-year-old, whose band was featured in the latest season of the “MuchMusic: Discovered” television series, was said to have been riding on the wrong side of the road when he was hit, according to The Toronto Star.
The band posted a statement on it’s Facebook wall saying, “Today the world lost a son, a boyfriend, a best friend, a brother, a kick ass drummer, a teammate, and one of the greatest guys we ever got to meet. Words cannot express the devastation. We would like to send our condolences to his family and his girlfriend. And to our friend and brother Aaron, we're gonna miss you man and you'll always be our man behind the cymbals. Keep smiling that larger than life smile up there, brother. Forever gone but never forgotten."