American rock legend Lou Reed, co-founder of the band The Velvet Underground, died on Sunday at 71. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but Reed had undergone a liver transplant back in May.
Lou Reed, alongside the Welsh musician John Cale, launched in 1967 the album “The Velvend Underground & Nico”, giving it an embryonic sounds of that genre, combining avant-garde dirty rock and roll.
As a soloist, Reed released “Transformer” (1972), “Berlin” (1973), “Metal Machine Music” (1975) and “New York” (1989), receiving each a respective critics and praise.
The author of classics as “Sweet Jane”, “A perfect day”, “Walk on the wild side” and “Heroin” was married to fellow musician and artist Laurie Anderson, who resided in New York.