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TV on The Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Dies of Lung Cancer (VIDEO)

TV on the Radio’s bassist, Gerard Smith, lost his battle with lungcancer on the morning of Wednesday, April 20.

Smith’s work can be heard on three of the group’s latest albums,including “Nine Types of Light,” just released last week. The bandcanceled several upcoming shows in light of the tragic news and posted thisstatement: “We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friendand bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer.Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss himterribly.”