News Lou Reed Dies Ages 71

Rolling Stone has reported on the death of a rock ‘n roll pioneer.

Legendary songwriter and frontman of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, has died aged 71.

Rolling Stone has issued a report on the passing of the 1960s icon, who went on to a prolific solo career after quitting the Velvet Underground in 1970. Reports have since been confirmed by Reed's agent.

He recently underwent a liver transplant in May 2013 in a Cleveland hospital. The causes of his death have yet to be confirmed by a spokesperson or family.

Formed in 1964, The Velvet Underground released 6 albums with Reed as frontman. He went on to release 20 solo works, as well as various other collaborative records, most recently 'Lulu' with Metallica, which came out in 2011. His breakthrough solo release came in the form of 1972's David Bowie-produced 'Transformer'.

Reed died married to composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson. He passed away on 27th October 2013.

'My God is rock'n'roll' - Lou Reed.

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