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Lou Reed Dies at age 71
    #690844 - 10/27/13 02:34 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)


Legendary musician Lou Reed has died, Rolling Stone reported on Sunday.

He was 71.

Reed is best known for his work as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, and his solo career. Reed had a profound impact on American culture, introducing avant garde rock and pop art to mainstream music. His work with Andy Warhol is noted as one of the most important collaborations in contemporary culture.

His cause of death was not immediately revealed.

Though the Velvet Underground saw limited commercial success in the 60s, their popularity grew tremendously in the subsequent decades. Rolling Stone named their eponymous album the 13th greatest of all time. In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Reed's best known songs include I'm Waiting for the Man, Satellite of Love, Heroin, Pale Blue Eyes and Walk on the Wild Side.

Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Reed spent most of his childhood on Long Island. Reed identified as bisexual and received electroshock therapy as a teenager.

He married artist Laurie Anderson in 2008.

Earlier this year, he received a life-saving liver transplant after experiencing chronic liver failure. Reed was open about his addiction to drugs and alcohol in his music. In "Heroin," he wrote: “Heroin, be the death of me/Heroin, it’s my wife and it’s my life.”

Many of Reed's fans and friends took to Twitter to express grief over his passing.

"My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song," said author Salmon Rushdie. "So very sad.But hey, Lou, you'll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day."

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Re: Lou Reed Dies at age 71 [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #690847 - 10/27/13 02:53 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)


All who wonder are not lost.

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Re: Lou Reed Dies at age 71 [Re: sattvabodhi]
    #690866 - 10/27/13 04:44 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Honestly surprised he lasted so long. His body had to have been in pretty rough shape.

Of course it's happening inside your head.
Why should that mean it isn't real?

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Re: Lou Reed Dies at age 71 [Re: RasJeph]
    #690915 - 10/27/13 11:34 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

So sad.

Also very weird I must have been tripping and listening to him as he died.


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Re: Lou Reed Dies at age 71 [Re: FRACTALife]
    #690931 - 10/28/13 08:42 AM (2 years, 11 months ago)


He was cool.

Child of the 60's, Tripping ever sence.

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