TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith died this morning following a battle with lung cancer, according to a message posted on the band’s website.
Last month, Smith, 34, announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease and would be sitting out of the band’s remaining 2011 tour dates.
Smith joined TV on the Radio in 2005, appearing with the group on their 2006 breakthrough album Return to Cookie Mountain, 2008’s critical smash Dear Science, and their latest effort, Nine Types of Light.
TV on the Radio have canceled their next five scheduled tour dates. No word yet on future dates.
TV on the Radio 2011 Tour Dates:
04/20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew Hall
04/22 Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/26 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05/02 San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
05/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
06/22 Zagreb, HR @ T Mobile Inmusic Festival
06/23 Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
06/24 Berlin, DE @ Astra
06/27 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
06/28 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
06/30 Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/01 St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
07/03 London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/04 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
07/05 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
07/08 Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
07/09 Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/13 Paris, FR @ Olympia
07/17 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
08/28 St. Louis, MO @ LouFest