Rest in peace, Lou Reed.
The Velvet Underground's lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist died today at the age of 71. Reed, who is best known for his work with the 1960s rock band, has long been touted as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. Between his time with his band, hi solo career, which included hits like "Walk on the Wild Side," and collaborations with David Bowie, Metallica, The Killers and more, Reed's passing is certainly a huge loss in the music world.
Stars around the globe are reacting to Reed's recent passing. Check out how they remember the "Transformer" rocker.
Lou Reed RIP - always inspired by him - terrible news - only knew him through his art -a great - a singular poet -
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 27, 2013
May you forever walk on the wild side, Lou Reed. Terribly sad to hear of your passing. — Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed what a sad loss
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.
— The Who (@TheWho) October 27, 2013
R.I.P Lou Reed - VU was a big influence when weezer was being formed, and Ric Ocasek told us cool stories of his friendship with him.
— weezer (@Weezer) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today... — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. We thank you - Rock N Roll thanks you. Thank goodness the music lives forever
— Langhorne Slim (@LanghorneSlim) October 27, 2013
Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness. — Carl Barat (@carlbaratmusic) October 27, 2013
Deepest Gratitude Lou Reed. Peace. http://t.co/PRmDlX2hOK
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2013
I am deeply saddened to hear of Lou Reed's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Laurie Anderson, and all Lou's family and friends. — Marg Helgenberger (@MargHelgen) October 27, 2013
Oh no! RIP Lou Reed.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) October 27, 2013