Lou Reed Passes Away At 71

Lou Reed, whose band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock by fusing art and music in 1960s’ New York through its collaboration with artist Andy Warhol, died on Sunday at age 71, Rolling Stone reported.

The cause of death was not reported, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.

Reed’s representatives could not immediately be reached to confirm the news.

Source: Chicago Tribune