Missing pianist is ‘buried by wrong family’

Missing pianist is ‘buried by wrong family’


norman lebrecht

October 17, 2018

The Toronto pianist Scott Cushnie, who went missing from his seniors apartment building in August, is believed to have died and been buried in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.

A local family who were searching for a missing relative received a call from a hospital abour an elderly man who died while walking downtown.

They assumed the deceased was theirs and organised a funeral.

Now, an exhumation is planned.

More here.

Scott, who had no family but many friends, was 80. Everybody called him Professor Piano.


  • I wonder what the first missing guy thought when he heard his family had mistaken a dead body for him.