Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer, Dies 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.
Online tributes were pouring in on social media after a message sent earlier in the day on Reed's Twitter and Facebook pages read simply "The Door." Many tributes were paid to Reed on Twitter, including those from Salman Rushdie, Ricky Gervais, Ryan Adams and Elijah Wood.
Ladies and gentlemen, Lou Reed has left us to take a walk on the other side. R.I.P. good sir!