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PASSINGS: Gerard Smith, Barton K. Boyd, Mary Robbins, Susan Covel
PASSINGS: Gerard Smith, Barton K. Boyd, Mary Robbins, Susan Covel

Gerard Smith Bassist-keyboardist for TV on the Radio Gerard Smith, bassist-keyboardist for the Brooklyn-based art-rock group TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, the band announced on its website. He was 36. Although he "acted like this accidental musician, the visual artist who got dragged into a friend's band, he was very serious about TV on the Radio," Charles Aaron, music editor of Spin magazine, said in a statement. He "was adamant about not letting people define them as 'black rock,' " Aaron said. Smith, like the band's other members, had a background in visual arts as well as music. He grew up in Long Island,...

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