TV on the Radio’s Gerard Smith Has Died

Gerard Smith of TV on the Radio Photo: TV on the Radio/Courtesy shot

The following statement is from the band's 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." Smith's diagnosis was announced in March, at which point the band explained that he was "fortunate enough to have health insurance and is receiving excellent medical care." The site's statement also says "there will be more information as it becomes available." [Official site via Pitchfork]