Influential songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed died yesterday. Reed was known as being a pioneer who helped shape almost fifty years of rock music. The cause of death has not been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. Lou founded the Velvet Underground in the late 60s. He was a solo artist from the 70s to the 2010s and collaborated with the likes of David Bowie, Yes and Metallica.
“Walk on the Wild Side”, “Candy Says”, “Sweet Jane”, “Heroin” and “White Light/White Heat” are some of Reed’s best known songs.
Lou Reed was 71.