Music legend Lou Reed dead at 71

Music legend Lou Reed has died today at the age of 71. Though the exact cause of death is so far unknown, Reed had undergone a liver transplant last April. Though the singer had performed live at the Grey Music Seminar in Cannes on June 20, he was apparently rushed back to the hospital in July suffering from "severe dehydration".

Lou Reed was born in Brooklyn New York on March 2nd 1942 and was one of the founding members of iconic 60s group Velvet Underground. After their demise Reed enjoyed a successful solo career, including such classics as 'Walk On The Wild Side' and 'Perfect Day'. Reed's career spans 50 years and is considered one of the most significant and influential artists of the 20th century.

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