Very sad news to report as rock legend Lou Reed passed away today (Oct. 27) at the age of 71. While no cause of death has been reported, Reed did undergo a liver transplant back in the spring of this year.
Reed was an accomplished solo act for 40 years, best known for the song ‘Walk on the Wild Side.’ Prior to his solo career, he was the leader of the revolutionary and highly influential rock band the Velvet Underground, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. The Velvet Underground recorded such memorable songs as ‘I’m Waiting for the Man,’ ‘Heroin,’ ‘Sweet Jane’ and ‘Rock & Roll.’
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Article by: Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire