TV On The Radio’s Gerard Smith RIP

The bassist had been fighting lung cancer, and died this morning (April 20th) at the age of 34.

Posted 20th April 2011, 9:17pm in News, by DIY News Desk
TV On The Radio TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith has passed away.

The bassist had been fighting lung cancer, and died this morning (April 20th) at the age of 34. Smith had been sitting out the band's remaining 2011 dates following his diagnosis.

A message on the band's website reads:

"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 band have cancelled some of their upcoming shows. Those currently pulled are:

April
20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI
22 Metro, Chicago IL
23 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
26 Ogden, Denver CO
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