Gerard Smith: Dies Of Lung Cancer At 34

Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio bassist has died. Wednesday April 20th the 34 year old lost his battle with lung cancer. This information came from the band’s website. Smith’s death came just a month after it was announced that he was battling cancer.

gerard smith“We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer,” the band’s statement reads. “Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.”

This band TV On The Radio had just finished recording sessions for their latest album entitled Nine Types of Light when the information about Gerard Smith having lung cancer came out. The band seemed to think that he would make a recovery because the treatments were promising and because of Smith’s”legendarily willful disposition”. Smith had been in the band since 2005 and contributed to their third and fourth albums. We will keep the family of Smith in our thoughts and prayers.


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