The Roger Post: "Stepping gingerly on the wild side."
Uncannily influential and powerfully affecting dour rock star and musician Lou Reed died yesterday in Southampton N.Y. the proximate cause was liver failure.
He was an uncompromising visionary who sang from his heart, grumpy and cantankerous, rarely photographed smiling and beautifully wounded.
The AP reported: "Lou Reed, the great punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday. He was 71.
Reed died in Southampton, N.Y., of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who added that Reed had been in frail health for months. Reed shared a home in Southampton with his wife and fellow musician, Laurie Anderson, whom he married in 2008."
Celebrities React to Lou Reed's death
Even The Who could not stop themselves "Take a walk on the peaceful side," they twittered, referring to Reed's biggest hit, "Take a Walk on the Wild Side." Others made the reference to Heaven having a "helluva band." "See ya in a 'perfect world' and "it was not a 'perfect day,' also Reed song references were similarly abused.
Miley Cyrus added, sounding like she was falling into a black hole; "noooooooooo notttttttttt LOU REED 💔." As if he was the one living creature in all of Earth's history who wasn't going to die.
But Carl Barat, nicely done said, "Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness."
LeVar Burton, yes that LeVar Burton, added beautifully, "Lou Reed… May flights of Angels wing thee to thy rest!"
Keep your liver healthy
Lou Reed's liver died earlier this year and he got a new one. Experts at livestrong.com say to keep your liver healthy raw vegetables or fruits, leafy green and bright-colored produce such as red peppers, plums and tomatoes are optimal. You can also ingest carbohydrates in the form of whole-wheat pancakes or rye breads for a liver cleanse.
Also, don't overdo alcohol or heroin.
Not much smiling
A google search for "lou reed smiling" turns up precious few artifacts. A google search for "dalai lama smiling" turns up a treasure trove.