Gerard Smith, bass player with TV on the Radio, has died aged 34.

TV On The Radio – Bass player dies

The band who have just released a new album have cancelled upcoming live dates after Gerard lost his fight against lung cancer.

He joined the band in 2005, recording the breakthrough album Return To Cookie Mountain.

His death has been announced in a statement on the band’s official website.

“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 20, 2011. We will miss him terribly,” reads the statement.

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