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article imageRock legend Lou Reed dead at 71 from 'liver-related ailment'

By Lesley Lanir     Oct 27, 2013 in Entertainment
Lou Reed, the legendary America musician and song-writer, died today. The cause of Reed's death has not yet been confirmed but Reed's literary agent told AP Reed died of a "liver-related ailment." He underwent a liver transplant in May.
Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed report that 71-year-old Reed, the Velvet Underground frontman and influential rock trailblazer, has passed away Sunday.
A known hard drinker and drug user for many years, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May this year after cancelling five California concert dates scheduled in April, BBC News writes.
Reed's literary agent said he died of a "liver-related ailment," the report adds.
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed, originally from Brooklyn, New York, influenced rock music immensely over the last five decades. Many know his most popular hits such as Perfect Day and Walk On The Wild Side. As the Velvet Underground lead singer Reed cemented his status in rock's unofficial hall of fame.
His first solo album, Transformer, was co-produced by David Bowie, and featured the massive hit, “Walk on the Wild Side.”
On his official Facebook page David Bowie is quoted as saying of his old friend: “He was a master.”
Lou Reed is survived by his second wife, the musician and performing artist, Laurie Anderson.
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