Friends of man found dead on the North West side say his life had meaning


San Antonio – He was a talented sound system expert, known in the San Antonio heavyweight music scene for helping to make the shows memorable.

This week, his body was found in a tent next to a bridge in a rural part of northwest San Antonio.

On Saturday, his friends identified him as Todd Quaglia.

Terry Anderson said that Quaglia had a knack for working on sound systems in Alamo City heavy metal venues. For decades he worked at many popular venues, putting on memorable shows in the 1990s and beyond.

“He was like the extra member of each band because you had three, four or five bands a night, but he was up there helping them with their sound, making sure the monitors were good, making sure the lights are fine,” Anderson recalled.

Anderson said Quaglia had fallen on hard times and was left homeless.

A mutual friend was in contact with him and brought him food to the bridge where he lived. This friend was also there when his body was discovered on Thursday.

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A memorial with his picture has since been placed on the bridge where he was found, on Babcock Road near Kyle Seale Parkway.

Anderson hopes those who knew or remember him will remember him tonight.

“I just wanted to make sure he didn’t leave the stage without getting the applause he deserved,” he said.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner said the cause of his death is still pending.

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