R.I.P Gerard Smith

As the band posted on their site today, TV On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith has lost his battle with lung cancer: “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.” He was 36. TVOTR has canceled five upcoming tour dates.

[Photo by Pooneh Ghana]