TV on the Radio Bassist Dead at 34
2011-04-20 by Satellite | 101 Comments

TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith, 34, passed away this morning, mere weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The news was confirmed 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 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly."

http://www.tvontheradio.com/splash/

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Band Page: TV on the Radio

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NervousCreature
April 20th 2011
8 Comments


Terrible. RIP

shablaman54
April 20th 2011
281 Comments


such bullshit, RIP

Lambda
April 20th 2011
2420 Comments


R.I.P.

cvlts
April 20th 2011
8954 Comments


fuck cancer. RIP

MunsuLight
April 20th 2011
561 Comments


R.I.P

There is a lot of bassists who passed away this year. Hoping there will be no other one


MutnikSpusic
April 20th 2011
560 Comments


hörrid R.I.P.

MCGF
April 20th 2011
361 Comments


RIP

Deder545
April 20th 2011
83 Comments


What terrible news. Tv on the Radio is one of my favorite bands, and Gerard was a vital part of their sound. I am really digging their new album. Hopefully they can successfully move on. R.I.P

defjaw83
April 20th 2011
1766 Comments


Really sad news. Thanks for giving us some great music. R.I.P

Boyaawitcheese
April 20th 2011
227 Comments


RIP. Just getting into these guys too.

Deder545
April 20th 2011
83 Comments


Well fuck. This just completely ruined my 4/20

Ire
April 20th 2011
41762 Comments


kind of ruined my day

rip

KeithStone582
April 20th 2011
1480 Comments


RIP

LegendofPittman
April 20th 2011
2943 Comments


Wow, that really sucks. RIP

iFghtffyrdmns
April 20th 2011
7047 Comments


shit dude, rest in peace =/

total bummer.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2011
23814 Comments


holy shit seriously? RIP. wow, I had no idea he even had cancer.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2011
6076 Comments


RIP

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tom79
April 20th 2011
3372 Comments


RIP

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Steoandnoodles
April 20th 2011
2832 Comments


Such saddening news. May he rest in piece. =(

Satellite
April 20th 2011
20797 Comments


yeah, this is the absolute worst. he was apparently a really great dude.

RIP

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pedroia55
April 20th 2011
1461 Comments


RIP

letsgofishing
April 20th 2011
902 Comments


fuck cancer. RIP (2)

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2011
15034 Comments


wow sad RIP

G3N3R1C
April 20th 2011
1945 Comments


RIP

booreno62
April 20th 2011
69 Comments


It's awful how many musicians have died this year.

RIP.

loveisamixtape
April 20th 2011
5994 Comments


FUCKING CANCER
ugh.

RIP

ohyesbyallmeans
April 20th 2011
7 Comments


RIP

taxidermist
April 20th 2011
7203 Comments


R.I.P. Dawg

freedomofspeechnoway
April 20th 2011
413 Comments


Wow this is terrible. His lung cancer must have been seriously aggressive and in an advanced stage when diagnosed.


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DhA
April 20th 2011
421 Comments


R.I.P.

Chrisjon89
April 20th 2011
3616 Comments


Obviously way way too young to have gone through that kind of thing. Terrible news, RIP.

crazyblinddude
April 20th 2011
3389 Comments


Aw fuck this blows.

Inveigh
April 20th 2011
24958 Comments


damn, didn't even know he had cancer... sad, sad news. RIP

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outline
April 20th 2011
563 Comments


RIP

Ruminations
April 20th 2011
128 Comments


never listened, but RIP nonetheless

wabbit
April 20th 2011
6999 Comments


shit RIP

Satellite
April 20th 2011
20797 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RySU0ie3Y8

for anyone who's never listened to TVOTR

NateT
April 20th 2011
185 Comments


that's terrible =/

RIP

mmfarva
April 20th 2011
1352 Comments


Awful, awful news. He will be missed.

Trist66
April 20th 2011
148 Comments


Man, that really sucks. Way too young. RIP

FearThyEvil
April 20th 2011
12544 Comments


R.I.P.

qwe3
April 20th 2011
21362 Comments


noooooo

MO
April 20th 2011
18611 Comments


RIP

RosaParks
April 20th 2011
14890 Comments


rip :/

lancebramsay
April 20th 2011
1585 Comments


The dude dies of lung cancer on 4/20 - If that doesn't kill your buzz I don't know what will.

Mr_Coffee
April 20th 2011
631 Comments


RIP

Comatorium.
April 20th 2011
4114 Comments


gay :[

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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2011
7025 Comments


R.I.P.

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Alxander18
April 20th 2011
278 Comments


This seriously made my jaw drop, I had no idea about the cancer... This is one of my absolute most beloved bands. My deepest condolences go out to the band and his family.

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 20th 2011
2616 Comments


Lung Cancer at 34, that is some shit! Don't smoke up, Johnny! RIP.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2011
28504 Comments


so sad

RIP

whywontyoudie
April 20th 2011
3063 Comments


horrible news. 34 is much too young for this. RIP

Phideaux
April 20th 2011
1654 Comments


RIP

Kris.
April 20th 2011
12345 Comments


WOW that was completely unexpected...

RIP

Brontosaurus
April 20th 2011
302 Comments


RIP

HBFS
April 20th 2011
1253 Comments


Such horrible news, RIP.

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Prince1993
April 21st 2011
541 Comments


This came unexpected
RIP

dimsim3478
April 21st 2011
5000 Comments


Oh, dear god. RIP

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North0House2
April 21st 2011
5856 Comments


Holy crap, what? Right after the new stuff dropped too.
That's horrible.
RIP...

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acorncheese
April 21st 2011
7119 Comments


RIP

chaos17
April 21st 2011
296 Comments


wow, this is horrible. RIP.

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Winsomniac
April 21st 2011
7971 Comments


Why is cancer such a giant douche?

RIP :/

CrownOfMagnets
April 21st 2011
2258 Comments


Such a tragedy RIP

duckpride82
April 21st 2011
215 Comments


Just awful, rest in peace.

TheGreatFedora
April 21st 2011
116 Comments


Aw man, real shame; so quickly after the diagnosis too. RIP.

darnielle
April 21st 2011
221 Comments


Terrible news.. RIP

henryChinaski
April 21st 2011
2747 Comments


RIP

MasBarHigeuoris21
April 21st 2011
1570 Comments


This sucks. RIP. Don't know whats up with all the bassits dying lately.

BenedictVII
April 21st 2011
369 Comments


This is terrible news, and really surprising right after the release of their new album. RIP

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Titan50
April 21st 2011
4588 Comments


And I was going to see them at Wireless...
RIP :/

JWT155
April 21st 2011
9236 Comments


The "You" music video makes more sense now.

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Albus
April 21st 2011
81 Comments


This. Fucking. Sucks! =(

Hro
April 21st 2011
35 Comments


Rest in Peace, keep playing on the other side.

PropaneNightmares
April 21st 2011
115 Comments


RIP

Ayashi
April 21st 2011
267 Comments


I'm so sorry for the band and his family What a respectable group

newjunkaesthetic93
April 21st 2011
1871 Comments


This is sad. RIP

TehInterWebz
April 21st 2011
37 Comments


Rust In Peace RIP

bodiesinflight57
April 21st 2011
869 Comments


that's awful...and so sudden.

it's weird. my copy of their new album literally came through my door a couple of hours ago.

dreadful news,

RIP

omnipanzer
April 21st 2011
21446 Comments


Sad to hear RIP

StrizzMatik
April 21st 2011
3187 Comments


Fuuuuuuuuuuck. RIP

SHAKEandBAKE
April 21st 2011
1310 Comments


Far too young...

RIP

AlmightyHabeeb
April 21st 2011
108 Comments


Dude... D:
RIP

VeilOfOsiris
April 21st 2011
380 Comments


i wonder if he smoked.



RIP

savagecabbage
April 21st 2011
2105 Comments


worst new I've heard in a long time.

RIP

10barnesj
April 21st 2011
19 Comments


RIP

Cerbyrus
April 21st 2011
568 Comments


R.I.P.

Burn2Burn
April 21st 2011
2378 Comments


Taxidermist, because of your avi I thought you were just being an asshole, lol.

R.I.P. this is shitty news. Makes me appreciate Nine Types of Light that much more.

rebel86
April 21st 2011
132 Comments


I SOOO was looking forward to seeing the boys on tour. This is devastating.

Duderino
April 21st 2011
827 Comments


shit, terrible news. was he actually playing on this tour?

Scoot
April 21st 2011
17748 Comments


Awful, RIP

cbmartinez
April 21st 2011
2525 Comments


so sad RIP

Makemebad35
April 21st 2011
750 Comments


Too much death going around. Really sad. RIP.

patod92
April 21st 2011
32 Comments


cancer sucks. rip.

Photon
April 21st 2011
1292 Comments


really sucks RIP

6Doopey6McCallister6
April 21st 2011
50 Comments


This is a sad one
R.I.P.

Satellite
April 21st 2011
20797 Comments


shit, terrible news. was he actually playing on this tour?

no, they had a fill-in. a couple of my friends had tickets to see them in detroit last night.

ifloatwithchino
April 22nd 2011
53 Comments


R.I.P
did he write any parts on the new record ?


lennarr
April 22nd 2011
18 Comments


:/ RIP

Ayon
April 22nd 2011
160 Comments


Holy crap. R.I.P.

Unbelievable.



Yoshizoid
April 24th 2011
125 Comments


R.I.P.

pedroia55
November 30th 2011
1461 Comments


Just watched them on colbert without gerard : (



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