The popular singer-songwriter-guitarist was 71 and had undergone a liver transplant in May this year
One of the biggest names in music history right alongside Bob Dylan and John Lenon is no more. Lou Reed who revolutionised Rock n Roll genre with his exceptional talent as a singer, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist died at the age of 71 on October 27. The publicist of the legendary singer refuse d to divulge much information of the exact cause of Reed’s death but it is learnt that Reed had undergone a liver transplant in May this year.
The founder of the influential alt-rock band The Velvet Underground, Reed was one of the most influential music composers of all time. As a restlessly inventive solo performer, from the ‘70s to 2010, Reed never stopped making music. He was edgy and absolutely unpredictable with his exceptional compositions that challenged his contemporaries as well as his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock are absolutely unthinkable without Reed’s massive contribution.
Reed is survived by his wife Laurie Anderson, a performance artist who frequently collaborated with the legend as well.