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Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71

Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71

Famed musician Lou Reed has died at the age of 71, Rolling Stone reports.

He was best known for his work as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, and his solo career.

Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry,” the mag wrote.

While Lou underwent a liver transplant in May, the cause of death is currently unknown.

Our thoughts are with his family and close ones during this difficult time.

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18 Responses to “Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71”

  1. 1
    WTF Says:


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    Marta Says:

    Słuhcam Lou Reeda, Płyty New York…

  3. 3
    JM Says:

    RIP :(

  4. 4
    peace Says:

    and the colored girls say…

  5. 5
    Frozoid Says:

    Only FOUR comments here? Come on, people!!

  6. 6
    Josephine Says:

    That’s a very sad news. He was a wonderful musician and he surely won’t be forgotten.

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    Elle Says:

    Thanks for the memories Lou.

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    kraven Says:

    r.i.p sweet prince

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    .... Says:

    @peace: Rest in peace, Lou..doo-do-do…

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    Daleann Says:


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    Jon Connor Says:

    I love him, RIP.

  12. 12
    mlllllllllllllllllllllef Says:

    RIP Lou. :(

  13. 13
    Christine Says:

    ohhh : ( Strength to his loved ones and wonderful peace to Lou. Such great contributions and life lessons. A very purposeful life. ***

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    TC Says:

    Saddest day in Rock ‘n Roll. RIP Lewis Allan Reed.

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    fade Says:

    oh, god, no………
    rest in peace, you are legend and your music will live for generations to come

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    living in a box Says:

    The Velvet Underground is one of my favorite band. R.I.P Lou.

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    cami Says:

    There goes one of the best!!! RIP LOU, the legend!!! Thank God we can still listen to his songs!!!

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    satellite of love Says:


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