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Lou Reed Willed His Estate to His Wife and Sister

Lou Reed is gone, but his legacy lives on -- and the wealth his music generated during his lifetime will now be used to care for the loved ones he left behind.

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Lou Reed Tribute Shirt Intentionally Features Wrong Rock Star

A T-shirt for sale online that pays tribute to the recently departed Lou Reed is grabbing a whole lotta attention for the wrong reasons. It's not the legendary Velvet Underground frontman's photo that's sandwiched between the words "Lou Reed" and "1942-2013."

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Laurie Anderson Pens Obituary for Lou Reed

The sad news of Lou Reed's passing has prompted dozens of tributes and remembrances, but it's hard to imagine his death affecting anyone as deeply as his wife, Laurie Anderson.

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Lars Ulrich on Lou Reed: ‘Metallica Gave Him Strength’

In the days following Lou Reed's death, seemingly everyone who's ever heard a Velvet Underground record paid tribute to the rock legend. But the band whose name shared the cover of Reed's final recording was noticeably absent. 

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Lou Reed Album Sales Skyrocket

If you've been listening to a lot more Lou Reed since hearing of the rock legend's death, you're not alone. Album sales from Reed and the Velvet Underground's catalog have spiked since he passed away on Oct. 27.

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Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys Pay Live Tribute to Lou Reed

It’s often been said that Lou Reed’s influence was exceedingly disproportionate to his sales figures. That statement is proven by three of today’s biggest bands, which have performed his songs in the days following his death on Oct. 27.

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Former Velvet Underground Drummer Moe Tucker Pays Tribute to Lou Reed

When a famous person dies, too often the tributes from colleagues past and present read like canned statements, with little insight into the deceased’s life or character. However, Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, went into considerable detail about Lou Reed, who passed away on Oct. 27.

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Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Revealed, More Rockers Pay Tribute To Music Legend

The rock world was stunned over the weekend after learning Lou Reed had passed away. The musician's cause of death was not originally confirmed with the news of his passing, but the details have now been made public.

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Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Confirmed

There is now a confirmation of the cause of Lou Reed’s death. It has been revealed that the Velvet Underground and solo star died at his home on Long Island yesterday (Oct. 27) of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.

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Lou Reed Remembered by David Bowie and Former Velvet Underground Bandmate John Cale

Few musicians were more closely associated with Lou Reed than David Bowie and John Cale. Both artists released statements yesterday (Oct. 27) upon hearing of Reed’s death.

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Lou Reed Dead: Rockers React

The death of Velvet Underground and solo star Lou Reed has prompted strong reactions from both his peers and the future generations of musicians who his work influenced so profoundly.

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Lou Reed Dies at 71

Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. No cause of death has been reported, but the Velvet Underground leader and legendary solo artist underwent a liver transplant in May.

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