FOUR years ago today marked one of the saddest days in Warrington’s history when the band members of Viola Beach and their manager tragically died following an accident while on tour in Sweden.
While all the band died their memory continues to live on in their music.
The band all attended Priestley College where their memory lives on with the Viola Beach Stage.
Viola Beach, which consisted of Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals), River Reeves (guitar), Tomas Lowe (bass guitar) and Jack Dakin (drums) and their manager Craig Tarry, died when their car plunged from a bridge in Södertälje, Sweden on February 13, 2016
The tragedy made headline news around the world.
An inquest in December 2016 said the exact facts of the tragedy might never be known, but all five young men died as a result of a road traffic collision.
Lost my River 4 year’s ago today so sending love to all those who truly loved him..comfort in knowing his final hours were probably the happiest of his life @Viola_Beach Out of tragedy hope @RRFoundation__ Still kissing those chubby cheeks of his in my mind every single day pic.twitter.com/3ywmEFvXPb
— Ben Dunne (@BenDunneRRF) February 13, 2020
— The_Mancunian_Way (@WayMancunian) February 13, 2020
Just been reminded by the radio that the world lost #ViolaBeach four years ago today.
A massive talent lost. Their posthumously released album is excellent. And of course who could forget this lovely little song they wrote 💔https://t.co/OGgPVhqjOR
— George (@GeorgeG1989) February 13, 2020
— Reggie London (@reggielondon_) February 13, 2020
— Shan💐 (@ShannonSiobhan) February 13, 2020
On this days 4 years ago, Viola Beach tragically died after driving off a bridge in Sweden.
The accident killed all four members and their manager.
Gone but never forgotten🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/9v9BwUoopn
— Everything Indie (@EverythinngI) February 13, 2020
Four years since their untimely passing today, we are still sending our thoughts and prayers to their friends and family of the members of Viola Beach pic.twitter.com/ApTLDB3mpc
— The Cat Radio (@TheCatRadioUK) February 13, 2020