After only being diagnosed with lung cancer last month, TV on the Radio bass player Gerard Smith has passed away this week at the age of 36. This came as a shock to the entire indie world. The band was more than hopeful that Smith would beat the diagnosis. Just releasing their latest record Nine Types of Light
last week, it is the last TVOTR album he recorded with the band. Smith was unable to tour with the group this time around due to treatment and recovery. TV on the Radio has canceled five upcoming dates on the tour so far this week so head to their website for more information.