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RIP Gerard Smith - TV On The Radio

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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1662395/tv-on-the-radio-gerard-smith-dead-34.jhtml

 

 

TV On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith died Wednesday (April 20) at age 34 after his battle with lung cancer, the band announced on its website.

 

"We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer," the band's statement reads. "Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly."

 

 

 

Yo this seriously saddens me.

 

Maybe not a lot of you aren't into the band but for those who are you know how strong damn near all of their songs pushed the limits of new sound and genre re-classification. Something alot of the current music scene could learn from.

 

Homie was a definite center piece to the fold of their sound.

 

Heart goes out to the band and family.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMv_PuGHSGA

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Oh no, that is really sad.

 

Will Do came on random this morning.

 

RIP

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died of lung cancer..

 

on 4.20.

 

i know nothing of this band, and assumed this was gonna be about some talk show dude.. but that still sucks.

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thats terribly heartbreaking. :(

and thats way too young to go...

theyve been one of my favorite groups since they began.

youre right, their sound was really breaching into new terrain,,,

damn.

rest in peace gerard.

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fuck man. that blows.

they're not really the kind of band i'd like... way too close to williamsburgh hipster bullshit, and yet i still love the fuck out of them. totally a testament to how good they really are.

 

super sad.

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Fuck. 34 is pretty young.

 

especially for lung cancer

 

especially for someone who seemed pretty healthy before

 

i'm sad

 

and scared

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damn. i have really enjoyed some of thier tunes.

 

rest in power.

 

 

tragic. losing some great peeps this week :(

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I had forgotten, but I actually met this guy once in about 2007 or so-- not surprisingly, on one of my rare trips to Williamsburg. I was hanging out with a friend who apparently knew him. Dude rolled up on his bike, they shot the shit for a few minutes, and he mentioned that he had to get to band practice. I was like, "oh, cool, what do you play, blah blah blah, you got any shows coming up?" He said yeah, a little private gig this weekend, then gave out some pounds and went on his way. My friend then looked at me like I was an idiot, and said, "do you seriously not know who that was? TV on the radio? They're playing Saturday Night Live this week..."

 

Anyway, Rest In Peace. Not my kind of music, but clearly a talented and humble guy. Also, a friend of Mikhail's, so a good guy in my book.

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Damn just a few days ago they where in town , then last night i heard them on the radio , r.i.p mang.

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fucking shit bummed me out man. some of the first indie rock shit i ever liked.

missed so many opportunities to catch them live too. one last week right

here in boston as a matter of fact. r.i.p. to a good dude/musician. smh.

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