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Lou Reed Willed His Estate to His Wife and Sister

Lou Reed is gone, but his legacy lives on -- and the wealth his music generated during his lifetime will now be used to care for the loved ones he left behind.

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Lou Reed Tribute Shirt Intentionally Features Wrong Rock Star

A T-shirt for sale online that pays tribute to the recently departed Lou Reed is grabbing a whole lotta attention for the wrong reasons. It's not the legendary Velvet Underground frontman's photo that's sandwiched between the words "Lou Reed" and "1942-2013."

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Laurie Anderson Pens Obituary for Lou Reed

The sad news of Lou Reed's passing has prompted dozens of tributes and remembrances, but it's hard to imagine his death affecting anyone as deeply as his wife, Laurie Anderson.

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Lou Reed Album Sales Skyrocket

If you've been listening to a lot more Lou Reed since hearing of the rock legend's death, you're not alone. Album sales from Reed and the Velvet Underground's catalog have spiked since he passed away on Oct. 27.

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Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Confirmed

There is now a confirmation of the cause of Lou Reed’s death. It has been revealed that the Velvet Underground and solo star died at his home on Long Island yesterday (Oct. 27) of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.

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Lou Reed Remembered by David Bowie and Former Velvet Underground Bandmate John Cale

Few musicians were more closely associated with Lou Reed than David Bowie and John Cale. Both artists released statements yesterday (Oct. 27) upon hearing of Reed’s death.

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What Is Lou Reed’s Legacy To Rock Music?

With the passing of Lou Reed (on October 27, 2013 - due to complications from liver disease), a lot of folks in the rock world are wondering what to make of his legacy.   There are some who might ask:  Who was Lou Reed?  This question is probably valid - especially to someone who is younger than 40 or someone who hasn't studied rock and roll history;  Lou wasn't a commercial-success in the sense of an Eric Clapton or even a Ronnie Wood.  But to write off Lou Reed's importance to rock music would be unrestricted.  In many ways, Lou's importance was that of the classic "behind-the-scenes" artist who created the path that others rode more easily down.

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Lou Reed Dead: Rockers React

The death of Velvet Underground and solo star Lou Reed has prompted strong reactions from both his peers and the future generations of musicians who his work influenced so profoundly.

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Lou Reed Dies at 71

Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. No cause of death has been reported, but the Velvet Underground leader and legendary solo artist underwent a liver transplant in May.

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Lou Reed Back on the Mend After New Health Scare

Lou Reed must be getting tired of seeing the insides of hospitals. Just weeks after the liver transplant that saved his life, he was recently rushed back into emergency care after falling ill.

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Lou Reed Shocked and Disturbed Over NSA Spying

Lou Reed made his first public appearance since his life-saving liver transplant last month, and the legendary artist was as cranky as ever. Appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Reed said he was shocked and disturbed by recent revelations regarding the NSA and spying, according to The Guardian.

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Lou Reed Feeling ‘Up and Strong’ After Liver Transplant

Lou Reed has disclosed the location of the life-saving liver transplant operation he underwent last month, and given thanks for the care he received in a new message posted at his website.

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