RIP Gerard Smith (TV on the Radio)

Sad news came in this morning that Gerard Smith, bass player of TV on the Radio, passed away from lung cancer. Smith was only 34, which seems like an incredibly young age for lung cancer. TVOTR made this announcement on their 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.”

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.