News Obituaries Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground dies aged 71

Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground dies aged 71

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 2:18 p.m. in Obituaries by Matt
Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground dies aged 71

Lou Reed onstage. Photo by Man Alive: http://www.mudkiss.com/

Rolling Stone is reporting that veteran rock artist Lou Reed has died. The cause is as yet unknown but Reed has reportedly been ill since undergoing a liver transplant in May.


The influential songwriter was famous for his work with the Velvet Underground as well as his solo work. He was also outspoken, particular to the media: one response to a question about his creative process was "How do I stay creative? I masturbate every day. OK?".


RIP Lou Reed: March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013.

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