BREAKING: TV on the Radio's Gerard Smith Has Passed Away from Lung Cancer | Pitchfork:
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.
(via Luca on Twitter)
On the heels of Tim Hetherington’s tragic death, another terrible loss today. Just last week, Zach Baron reviewed TV on the Radio’s “Nine Types of Light,” naming it Album of the Week. We send the band our deepest condolences.