Bassist of the Band TV on the Radio Dies

Gerard Smith, TV on the Radio bassist, died on Wednesday at the age of 34 due to lung cancer. His death was announced on the official website of the band.

The band said that they will terribly miss Smith and in line with this tragic event in the group, they will cancel five scheduled shows. The canceled shows are their appearance at Metro scheduled this Friday, their Detroit show on Wednesday, the one in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday, and the Denver show on Tuesday.

Metro announced on the same day that they will try to reschedule the TV on the Radio appearance. The fans can hold on to their tickets in case of a reschedule or submit it for a refund. Metro further said to keep posted for more information regarding the sold-out show.

It was only a month ago that Smith revealed he is battling with cancer and he has stopped touring with the band a couple of weeks ago. He was, however, diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after the completion of the band’s latest album, “Nine Types of Light.” Smith joined the band in 2008 and he contributed keyboards, guitars, and even some vocals in their “Dear Science” album.

“Nine Types of Light” is the band’s comeback album following their year-long hiatus after their tour for the “Dear Science” album. Nine types of light received a lot of good reviews since its release.

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