Lou Reed Dead: Rocker Dies at 71

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By Shari Weiss

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Lou Reed is dead.

The legendary rocker died on Saturday at the age of 71 in the Southampton, New York home he shared with his wife Laurie Anderson.

Reed was best known for co-founding The Velvet Underground, in which he played guitar and sang until leaving the band in 1970.

He went on to have a prolific solo career for the next four decades.

The “A Walk on the Wild Side” singer died of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant.

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