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TV on the Radio Bassist, Gerard Smith, Dead at 36

April 21, 2011

While many others celebrated April 20th with everyone’s favorite plant, TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith passed away from lung cancer. The band’s new album, Nine Types of Light was released April 11, last week. The band was currently on tour, but have canceled upcoming dates due to Smith’s death.

Gerard: Thank you for helping to inspire young black boys who were alternative to get up and rock out too. You were an inspiration to not just us, but many people of all colors and backgrounds. Thank you for the music brotha.

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