by / April 20th, 2011 /

R.I.P. TV On The Radio’s Gerard Smith

TV On The Radio’s bassist Gerard Smith passed away at the age of 34 this morning after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. A statement on the band’s site 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 following shows will be cancelled:
April 20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI
April 22 Metro, Chicago IL
April 23 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
April 24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
April 26 Ogden, Denver CO