TV On The Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Has Passed Away

TV On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith lost his battle with lung cancer today. The band have canceled their upcoming shows beginning with tonight’s scheduled performance in Detroit. A statement on the band’s website says,

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.