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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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  • WTF

    OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!! :’(

  • Marta

    Słuhcam Lou Reeda, Płyty New York…

  • JM

    RIP :(

  • peace

    and the colored girls say…

  • Frozoid

    Only FOUR comments here? Come on, people!!

  • Josephine

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

  • Elle

    Thanks for the memories Lou.

  • kraven

    r.i.p sweet prince

  • ….

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

  • Daleann

    OH MY GOD

  • Jon Connor

    I love him, RIP.

  • mlllllllllllllllllllllef

    RIP Lou. :(

  • Christine

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

  • TC

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

  • fade

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

  • living in a box

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

  • cami

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

  • satellite of love

    R.I.P