NYC Rock legend Lou Reed is best known for integrating rock and pop art to mainstream music, during his legacy as guitarist, singer and song writer for the Velvet Underground, as well as his own personal career.

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The talented musician has reportedly died at 71, sources have yet to release the cause of death, Reed underwent a liver transplant back in May.

“Lou Reed’s influence is one that there are really only a tiny handful of other figures who you can compare to him,” said Simon Vozick-Levinson, a senior editor at Rolling Stone, which first reported Reed’s death., during his legacy as guitarist, singer and song writer for the Velvet Underground, as well as his own personal career.

Reed was a rock pioneer who went from record label songwriter to a member of a short-lived, but innovative and influential band.

“R.I.P. LOU REED!