TV on the Radio have announced that bass player Gerard Smith died this morning of lung cancer. The 34-year-old Smith was diagnosed with the disease only a month ago, and had been sitting out the band’s current Nine Types of Light tour.
All of TV on the Radio’s tour dates from April 20 to 26 have been cancelled. As of now, the May 2 show at San Diego’s House of Blues is still set to proceed as planned. If they do go through with the show, it’s sure to be a solemn and emotional event.
UPDATE: Though originally scheduled for May 2, according to SD Dialed In the show has been postponed until May 13.