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Lou Reed RIP

Notable rock artist Lou Reed, who straddled the worlds of mainstream and avant-garde art, has died at the age of 71. He had undergone a liver transplant earlier this year, but his liver disease proved untreatable in the end.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-10-27

As lead singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter for the Velvet Underground, Reed was one of the pioneers of integrating the worlds of high-concept art and rock music. Throughout his career, he defied expectations of fans, producing everything from experimental noise to successful pop songs.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson.

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