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RIP Lou Reed
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to legendary Velvet Underground frontman and influential solo songwriter and guitarist, Lou Reed. Reed passed away at 71 years old on 27 October 2013. How he died hasn’t been disclosed yet.
The legend’s solo career started in 1972 in New York City, a year before the Velvet Underground broke up. Most recently, Reed put out Lulu in 2011, did a collaboration with Metallica, made an appearance on the Rave On Buddy Holly compilation in 2011, and did guest spots with Gorillaz in 2010 on their song “Some Kind Of Nature”, with Booker R. Jones in 2011 on his song “The Bronx”, and Metric in 2012 on their song “The Wanderlust”.
Lou Reed’s final photograph, taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino: