New York: Lou Reed, one of the pioneers of rock music and lead singer of Velvet Underground band has died on Long Island here. He was 71.
He died Sunday. Although the cause of his death is unclear, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May, reports rollingstone.com.
A massively influential songwriter and guitarist, he helped shape nearly 50 years of rock music.
Some of his landmark songs are "Sister Ray", "Sweet Jane", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "What Goes On" and "Lisa Says".