TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Dies
April 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of TV ON THE RADIO bassist GERARD SMITH, who died TODAY after a battle with lung cancer at 34. SMITH, whose condition had been announced a month ago and who had been with the band since 2005, had missed the band's SPRING tour while undergoing treatment. He was on the group's third and fourth albums and the recently released fifth album "Nine Types of Light."
On its website, TV ON THE RADIO wrote, "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, GERARD SMITH, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. GERARD passed away the morning of APRIL 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly." The group's next five shows -- in DETROIT, CHICAGO, two in MINNEAPOLIS, and DENVER -- have been canceled.