Rock Legend Lou Reed dies at 71

Rocker: Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground were part of 1960s New York's thriving artistic scene
Best known as the founder, guitarist and lead singer/songwriter of 1960s band The Velvet Underground, the star went on to have an illustrious solo career, with hits such as ‘Walk On The Wild Side.’
Reed died in Southampton, New York of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who added that Reed had been in frail health for months. Reed shared a home in Southampton with his wife and fellow musician, Laurie Anderson, whom he married in 2008.

Seminal: The Velvet Underground (pictured in 1970) were (left to right) Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, Maureen 'Moe' Tucker and Doug Yule
The Velvet underground pictured in 1970.

Rock legend: Lou Reed has died at the age of 71
RIP Lou Reed.
Man of the times: Lou Reed with wife Laurie Anderson at the GQ Man of the Year awards in London in September 2013
Reed with wife Laurie at the GQ man of the year award in September 2013.
Final message: Lou Reed was active on Twitter this morning, posting this picture to his account with the caption, 'The door.'
Final message: Lou Reed posted this Sunday morning on his twitter account with caption ‘the door’
He seem to be a fan of Kanye west ,Here is what he wrote about the ‘slave’ star;

‘The only person who’s out there really doing something is Kanye West. This guy is really serious, trying to do something,’ he said. ‘This new album of his is hard to believe. It’s incredible – the mixture of genres, the melodies, the sounds. He’s really good, whatever you might think of him on other levels. And he’s also very, very funny.

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