Lou Reed Dies, Aged 71

Legendary Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed has died, aged 71

According to the Associated Press news agency, Reed’s agent has stated he died of a liver-related ailment.

Reed had still been playing live this year, although as recently as June he was rushed to hospital with severe dehydration following a show. It was reported after this that he had a life saving liver transplant.

A spokesman has stated that a statement will be released shortly.

R.I.P  Lou Reed.

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