Lou Reed

October 28, 2013 - 9:29am
Influential singer and songwriter Lou Reed died Sunday after undergoing a liver transplant earlier this year.

Lou Reed, a singer, songwriter of The Velvet Underground and immensely influential rock & roll artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed attended Syracuse University and graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with honors in 1964.

In a statement released on Sunday, the university says of Reed: “Lou's artistic daring reflects the boundary breaking determination that characterizes the cultural contributions of our most accomplished alumni… While the SU community mourns his loss, we celebrate his poetic soul and innovative spirit.”

October 27, 2013 - 5:55pm
The influential musician died today of unknown causes.

Lou Reed, an influential rock musician famous for his time in the Velvet Underground, died today at 71. The official cause of death is still unknown, but the singer had liver surgery in May, according to a Rolling Stone article.