Lou Reed Dead — Velvet Underground Leader Dies at 71

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Rock legend and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died this morning at the age of 71 … according to reports.

Details surrounding Reed”s death are unclear, but he underwent a liver transplant back in May. As our sources first reported … complications from the surgery landed him in the ER in late June.

Lou wrote a majority of the Velvet Underground hits, and went on to have success in his solo career — with “Walk on the Wild Side” being his most commercial hit.

Rolling Stone first reported Reed”s death.

Although VU never achieved pop success … the band is widely considered one of the most influential bands in punk and glam rock history.

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