News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Oct. 27, 2013: Famed Brooklyn-born rocker, Lou Reed, has passed away at the age of 71.
Reed, who took rock ‘n’ roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. Reed had undergone a liver transplant in May, his wife, the musician/performance artist Laurie Anderson, disclosed over the summer.
He was a rock pioneer who went from record label songwriter to a member of the short-lived but innovative and influential Velvet Underground.