On Sunday at the age of 71 died an American musician Lou Reed - a former leader of the legendary band The Velvet Underground.
Official cause of death was not announced, but the press reported that in May of this year, Reed had surgery for a liver transplant. According to media reports, the operation was successful and the musician gradually returning to work. He himself after transplantation was also optimistic, saying:
This is a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry. I'm now stronger than ever.
However, most likely, complications after surgery, and caused the death.
Lou Reed made no secret that for many years struggled with drug and alcohol addiction .
musician became famous as the leader of The Velvet Underground and as a solo artist. His team was created in the mid-1960s, and later it was named one of the most influential bands of the century. Reed also released during his career about 20 solo albums.
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