This is terrible, terrible news. We just read the announcement via TV On The Radio’s Web site that band member Gerard Smith has passed away. Here’s to an incredible, multi-faceted musician who not only handled the bass with style and craft, but many other instruments as well. Cheers, may you rest in peace Gerard.
Via TV On The Radio’s Web site:
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
There will be more information as it becomes available.