At the age of 34, Gerard Smith died from lung cancer. The bassist for acclaimed art-rock group TV on the Radio, Smith had been diagnosed with the disease last month.
Smith had just finished wrapping up the band’s fifth album, “Nine Types of Light,” when the group announced his cancer diagnosis. He had not joined the other members on tour so he could fight the cancer. Last month, the announcement seemed hopeful he would recuperate, saying his “legendarily willful disposition,” would aid in the fight against cancer.
Two weeks ago, TV on the Radio released Nine Types of Light as an hour-long music video on YouTube, writing in the description “The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record.”
Here, in its entirity, is the final album of TV on the Radio with Gerard Smith: