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Gerard Smith, Bassist, "TV on the Radio" Dies 34

TV on the Radio is an American art rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from post-punk to electro and free jazz to soul music. The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and four critically acclaimed studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), and Nine Types of Light (2011).

On March 14, 2011, it was announced that the band's bassist, Gerard Smith, was diagnosed with lung cancer. On April 20, 2011 the band issued a statement of the passing of Gerard Smith on their homepage:

"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."

All upcoming shows have been cancelled due to the loss of their band member Gerard Smith.

TV on the Radio Official Website

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Re: Gerard Smith, Bassist, "TV on the Radio" Dies 34

This is very sad news and I am so sory for his loved ones and band mates. DONT EVER GIVE UP!!! EVER!!! He was one of the greatest artists. I will sadly miss him. Brody McCain

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