According to Rolling Stone magazine, rock pioneer Lou Reed has passed away at the age of 71:
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Many people are tweeting their condolences:
Dearest Lou – take a walk on the wild side. Peace.
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) October 27, 2013
*sad* Lou Reed dead at age 71
— opie radio (@OpieRadio) October 27, 2013
"Between thought and expression there lies a lifetime." ~ Lou Reed #RIP
— sheigh (@sheigh) October 27, 2013
i read this on a phone in the back of a cab and just kept hoping it was faked. Lou reed can't die. http://t.co/mvs5k2d2Pv
— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) October 27, 2013
Sad to hear about Lou Reed passing. Such a star. RIP Lou, and thanks for giving us Perfect Day for Trainspotting. http://t.co/CX8LRKqr8H
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) October 27, 2013
Ohhhh, nooo. Sad news. End of an era. But some kick-ass Lou Reed energy had been released into the universe. http://t.co/GsVLg403K5
— Amber Hunt (@ReporterAmber) October 27, 2013
My favorite Lou Reed lyric: "Between thought and expression there lies a lifetime."
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed dead at 71. One of the greatest. http://t.co/UeZdoEIW7L
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) October 27, 2013
Would love to have listened in on dinner conversation at home between Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. Two originals who found one another.
— Don Gonyea NPR (@DonGonyea) October 27, 2013