Lou Reed Remembered By The Stars

By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CBS/AP)-- Stars are coming out in droves to remember Lou Reed, who died Sunday at age 71 of an ailment after undergoing a liver transplant this year. Between his work with Velvet Underground and solo material, the punk-rock poet left a heavy imprint on music.

Former Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale released a statement, saying, "The news I feared the most, pales in comparison to the lump in my throat and the hollow in my stomach. Two kids have a chance meeting and 47 years later we fight and love the same way -- losing either one is incomprehensible. No replacement value, no digital or virtual fill ... broken now, for all time. Unlike so many with similar stories -- we have the best of our fury laid out on vinyl, for the world to catch a glimpse. The laughs we shared just a few weeks ago, will forever remind me of all that was good between us."

Rocker Alice Cooper tweeted: "1 of the true originals in rock. A MASTER. New York personified. Lost a great poet & a great friend. RIP."


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