Lou Reed dead at age 71

No word on the cause of death

Velvet Underground frontman and solo singer/songwriter Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. Rolling Stone first broke the news that Reed passed away on Sunday morning (Oct 26th). Details surrounding the singer’s death are unknown as of press time.

In May, Reed underwent lifesaving surgery for a liver transplant and was hospitalized in June for complications from it. The singer was expected to fully recover.

Although the Velvet Underground never achieved mainstream success, they are considered one of the most influential bands in punk and glam rock history.

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