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RIP: Lou Reed

RIP: Lou Reed
October 28, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Lou Reed

Sad news, everyone: Lou Reed, the legendary rock artist of The Velvet Underground, is dead at the age of 71. Now’s as good a time as any to start playing “I Found A Reason” for the rest of the day, so I might as well get started. Reuters reports …

Lou Reed, the pioneering musician who fronted influential rock band The Velvet Underground and won mainstream acclaim with solo songs “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day”, died on Sunday aged 71. Reed, whose band fused music and art in collaboration with its early benefactor, pop artist Andy Warhol, died at the Long Island home he shared with his wife, Laurie Anderson, following complications from a liver transplant earlier this year, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said.

I’m going to go ahead and put this here. Rest in peace, Lou. You were and always will be a legend.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.