There's some sad news to report in the world of rock, Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. Lou Reed was well-known for his Velvet Underground days, and surely you are humming the words to his hit 'Walk on the Wild Side' in your head right now.
Although the official cause of death has not been revealed, Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year. Early speculation is that his death resulted from complications from that surgery. Reed was always candid when discussing his past drug and alcohol addictions. Reed's death comes a shock to fans, who have taken to social media to post their condolences.
All Songs Considered @allsongs
Of all the musicians we've lost, I'll miss you the most. Ride into the sun @LouReed -bob
Jens Stoltenberg @jensstoltenberg
You walked on the wild side, and you gave us perfect days. The last song is written, but your melodies linger on. Thank you, Lou Reed.
leo allen @leopoldallen
Oh man - Lou Reed always made me feel like even though everything might not turn out okay, that was okay too. RIP Lou
See more famous faces the world has lost in 2013, then take a look back at Lou Reed's career in the list at the top of this article.