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Lou Reed: Inimitable Rock Legend Dead at 71

Influential rocker who founded the Velvet Underground passed away from undisclosed causes


By Alex Baker


Lou Reed, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who is best known for being a founding member of the Velvet Underground, passed away Sunday in Long Island at the age of 71. Although the cause of death remains undisclosed at this time, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.


Reed began his more than 50 years in the music business in the early Sixties as an in-house songwriter… Read More

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