Lou Reed, the punk-poet of rock n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the 1960s cult band Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, has died at age 71.
Musician Lou Reed attends the 'Phil Spector' premiere at the Time Warner Center on March 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Lou Reed presents his photography exhibition at the Matadero cultural center on November 16, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
American musician Lou Reed performs on stage with the Metal Machine Trio as part of the Vivid LIVE festival at the Sydney Opera House on May 30, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Lou Reed looks on during his exhibition at the Frank Landau Gallery on November 3, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
Musician Lou Reed attends the 2010 Public Theater Gala at the Delacorte Theater on June 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Musician Lou Reed poses in the pressroom with the Special International Award at the 50th Ivor Novello Awards at Grosvenor House on May 26, 2005 in London. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Lou Reed performs onstage at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden on October 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Musician Lou Reed attends the Metropolitan Opera's gala premiere of Rossini's 'Le Comte Ory' at The Metropolitan Opera House on March 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Musician Lou Reed performs 'Satellite of Love' onstage with Alicia Keys at 'The Pusher's Ball' to benefit the 'Keep A Child Alive' charity December 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Singer, songwriter Lou Reed performs at the Music Midtown festival, June 10, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. The three day festival features national musical acts. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Lou Reed speaks at the Edun Fall 2006 Presentation during Olympus Fashion Week February 5, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
American musician Lou Reed attends a media conference to launch the Vivid LIVE program at Sydney Opera House on May 28, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
Singer/musician Lou Reed attends the New York Premiere of 'Stone'at MOMA on October 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Lou Reed attends the 20th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival on January 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)
Lou Reed attends the John Varvatos Presents Transformer By Lou Reed And Mick Rock on October 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
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