In 1996, the group was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Patti Smith and were known for such hits as "Sunday Morning" and "Sweet Jane."
Despite the modest sales records, The Velvet Underground had an incredible cult following during its time in the late 20th century rock 'n' roll scene, and the death of Reed truly hits home as a loss that one soon be forgotten.
Whether you were a big fan of the Brooklyn born rock band or not, the death of a true artist always invokes the sadness and remembrance of the music scene here in the NJ/NY area.
His last tweet today was posted this morning, a Facebook picture simply captioned: The Door.
Although we don't know what caused the death, we do know that he underwent a liver transplant in May.
To Mr. Reed, we bid you a fond farewell, and in memory, we celebrate your life, your legacy, and the things you've left behind for us to experience in this and other generations.
Thank you, and Rest In Peace.