#20. The Death of Gerard Smith From TV On The Radio

Date: April 20

Gerard Smith, the bassist for experimental rock band TV On The Radio, passed away this year due to lung cancer. He was 36 years old. The musician was best known for his membership and collaboration with the critically acclaimed, genre-bending group. He had been a band member since 2005, working on the now classic albums Return To Cookie Mountain, Dear Science, and their most recent album, Nine Types of Light. Rest In Peace.