Thursday, April 21, 2011

TV On The Radio's bassist dies

TV On The Radio bass player Gerard Smith died on Wednesday at the age of 36, after suffering from lung cancer.

The musician's illness was first made public five weeks ago, after TV On The Radio had finished recording new album Nine Types of Light.

A message posted on the band's website said: "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer.

"We will miss him terribly."

When the news of his illness was announced the band said Smith had health insurance, great medical care and had already seen "dramatic results."

However, he was unable to join the TV On The Radio on tour to promote their recent album. (Reference)

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