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NEW YORK ( Reuters) – The influential American singer , songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed is Sunday at the age of 71 deceased . That is the authoritative American music magazine Rolling Stone reported . The British agent Lou Reed has confirmed the death of the newspaper The Guardian .
Which Reed is deceased , is not yet known . In May Reed underwent a liver transplant . Reed became famous as a solo artist , but also as a member of the band The Velvet Underground .
This legendary band was founded in 1965 on the initiative of pop art master and painter Andy Warhol . Who brought the group in his factory , by the New York underground visited studio. The band was set early seventies .
As a solo artist Reed scored hits with songs like Walk on the wild side , Jane Sweet and Vicious . Albums like New York and Berlin are considered classics of rock music .
After his liver Reed dropped again in June for the first show to a large audience . He was a guest at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity .
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