Lou Reed died of liver disease. He was an American rock musician and song writer, mainly for The Velvet Underground. He unfortunately succumbed to the disease at Long Island, New York home, this is according to the late rocker’s doctor. The Walk on the Wild Side star passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 he was fighting against poor heath for months.
“Dr. Charles Miller, who performed a liver transplant on Reed at the Cleveland Clinic in April (13), tells the New York Times that the rocker returned to Ohio last week (bes21Oct13) for further treatment.
The medic told Reed his condition could no longer be treated, and the singer/songwriter opted to return to the home he shared with his wife Laurie Anderson”.
The doctor says,
“We all agreed that we did everything we could.”
There have been many tributes for Reed, there were thoughts from Blondie stars Debbie Harry and Chris Stein and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne added their thoughts about the rock star in statements on Monday (28Oct13). Harry wrote,
“I’m so sad that he’s gone but his hypnotic voice telling a story of a Perfect Day, or the devil let loose in White Light/White Heat will live forever.” Her bandmate Stein added, “Lou was one of a handful of originals. I don’t think that the conditions that created him will again even be approximated, let alone duplicated.” And Byrne stated, “His work and that of the Velvets was a big reason I moved to Ny and I don’t think I’m alone there. We wanted to be in a city that nurtured and fed that kind of talent.”