Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio

Gerard Smith, a bassist for the indie rock band TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, according to the group's official website. He was 34.

"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 said in a statement. "Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly."

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The news comes a little more than a month after the band announced that Smith had been diagnosed with lung cancer. TV on the Radio released their fourth studio album, Nine Types of Light, on April 14 after a year-and-a-half-long hiatus.   

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Smith joined the Brooklyn-based band in 2005, a year before the group rose to critical acclaim with their third EP, Return to Cookie Mountain. The album was named Spin Magazine's 2006 album of the year.

TV on the Radio has canceled all of their upcoming concerts and will release more information as it becomes available.