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Lou Reed

Dead at 71

10/27/2013 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rock legend and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died this morning at the age of 71 ... according to reports.

Details surrounding Reed's death are unclear, but he underwent a liver transplant back in May. As TMZ first reported ... complications from the surgery landed him in the ER in late June.

Lou wrote a majority of the Velvet Underground hits, and went on to have success in his solo career -- with 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side" being his most commercial hit.



Rolling Stone first reported Reed's death.

Although VU never achieved pop success ... the band is widely considered one of the most influential bands in punk and glam rock history.

We know you're singing it right now -- "Doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo"



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*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

...Lou-Reed's genius transcends the labels of music genres...In his wake he's inspired and will continue to inspire some of the greatest artist in both the independent & pop-culture scene ,whether their conscious of it or it's unbeknownst to them...Lou-Reed is a "MUSIC-ICON", I hope TMZ treats him as such and does follow-ups on this story...The Journey continues for the Godfather-Of-The-Underground , Godspeed ...!!! SHINE FOREVER !!!

259 days ago
47.

Evan Benz    

You scream , I steam , we all want egg cream !!!

259 days ago
48.

Yurra Knutz    

At least we have the work that an artist left to the world... Thanks for the music... R.I.P.

259 days ago
49.

Toilethead    

Lou Reed and Phil Chevron of the Pogues in the same month. That really sucks.

259 days ago
50.

Cynic    

RIP Lou Reed , he has gone on that final walk on the wild side.

259 days ago
51.

TedFrunk2    

Sucks. He definitely... made music that some people enjoyed.

259 days ago
52.

Miva    

A great talent is gone but not forgotten, Rest in Peace Lou Reed, thanks for the great songs. Found this article with pics of Lou and wife Laurie here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/music/laurie-anderson-reed-is-velvet-underground-singer-lou-reeds-wife/

259 days ago
53.

INTHEZONE    

created to help destroy popular music
not surprising he was jewish

259 days ago
54.

INTHEZONE    

the anti-christ of music

259 days ago
55.

webonevenki    

First Album "Transformer" - 1972 to 2011 "LuLu" wonderfull
http://reviewothers.blogspot.com/2013/10/lou-reed.html

258 days ago
56.

bjay    

Maybe his death will get him some extra radio play and introduce him to today's generation. It's obvious most know nothing of his brilliance. RIP.

258 days ago
57.

Donna    

It seems as if the people of real value - read talent - are dropping off like flies and we're stuck with "legends" such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, ad nauseam. The world just got a bit Louise.

258 days ago
58.

Woot    

Aw, how sad. Rest in peace, music maker.

258 days ago
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