RIP Gerard Smith of TV On The Radio
T.V. On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith passed away today after battling cancer. The band announced that Smith had been diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2011, and that he would be “undergoing treatment and will be unable to participate in the upcoming tour.” His death comes as a sudden loss to T.V. On The Radio as the band was set to kick off their 2011 tour tonight in Detroit, in support of their recently released album Nine Types of Light. The band cancelled the first five shows of the tour but still plan to complete the rest of the dates on the tour, including their May 2 show at 4th and B in downtown San Diego. Gerard Smith was 36 years old.