We’re sad to report that music legend and rocker Lou Reed, lead singer of The Velvet Underground and producer of Andy Warhol’s Factory, has died at the age of 71.
Although Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year, the cause of his death still hasn’t been released.
Reed is best known for his talented work as guitarist, singer and songwriter for not only the Velvet Underground, but also during his solo career.
Celebs immediately reacted with their condolences and tributes to the rock star:
R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.
— The Who (@TheWho) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today…
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 27, 2013
Damn. Lou Reed. Damn.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) October 27, 2013
— Matt Everitt (@matteveritt) October 27, 2013
A sad day in music. RIP Lou. http://t.co/fLCnLeOvRG
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 27, 2013
The legend had a huge impact on American pop culture and will be greatly missed. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and loved ones.
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