Gerard Smith Of TV On The Radio Succumbs To Lung Cancer (Rest In Power (RIP) Gerard Smith)


TV On The Radio’s Gerard Smith Dies
Via: The BBC

Band announce the news on their official website
Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio, having announced that bassist Gerard Smith has died of lung cancer, have canceled five upcoming tour dates.Smith passed away just a month after revealing that he was having a break from the band to undergo treatment.Gigs in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver in support of their fourth studio album Nine Types of Light have been pulled.Smith became part of the group in 2005, and features on the album Return to Cookie Mountain.

The message posted on their officical site said: “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.”

Rest In Power

I was lucky enough to meet him a few years ago at a TV On The Radio gig in Brooklyn.Seemed like a nice guy.I know a few young people around his age that went out to lung cancer.It sucks.My condolences go out to everyone that knew him.

TV on the Radio – Wolf Like Me on Letterman 2006

TV on the Radio performed “Wolf Like Me” on The Late Show with David Letterman – September 12, 2006

TV on the Radio – Dancing Choose on Letterman

TV on the Radio perform Dancing Choose on Late Show with David Letterman September 26, 2008

TV On The Radio – Will Do

Music video by TV On The Radio performing Will Do. (C) 2011 Interscope Records

Rest In Peace

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).Read More Here…


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3 Responses to Gerard Smith Of TV On The Radio Succumbs To Lung Cancer (Rest In Power (RIP) Gerard Smith)

  1. Just want to say that the picture on your site is not Gerard Smith. It is that of Jaleel who is the drummer in tvotr, who happens to be playing the bass in this photograph. Please make this correction

    • Sorry about that.That was fucked up of me considering I actually met the guy years ago.I made the correction and hopefully didn’t offend anybody by not doing my homework and posting one of the first pics that popped up in google. We all make mistakes and that shouldn’t take away from this mans untimely death.

      RIP Gerard Smith

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