4:07 am, Mon 28 Oct 2013
Music mogul Simon Cowell said he was "so sad" to hear that musician Lou Reed had died, calling the star "a legend".
He wrote on Twitter:
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9:36 pm, Sun 27 Oct 2013
Lou Reed, who died today, shot to prominence as a founding member of the seminal rock band The Velvet Underground in 1965.
New Yorker Reed was the main driving force being the Velvet Underground.
The group became known for their fusion of art and music, including collaborations with the godfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol.
Classic tracks such as Sunday Morning and I'm Waiting for the Man have seen them regularly cited as one of the greatest influences on contemporary rock music.
Lou Reed with Mick Jagger and his collaborator David Bowie in 1973.
Reed's second solo album Transformer, co-produced by David Bowie, contained the hit singles Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day.
He went on to release more than 20 solo albums, the last being 2011's 'Lulu', and performed live until he became ill with liver failure earlier this year.
Lou Reed performs on stage in Berlin in June 2012.
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7:06 pm, Sun 27 Oct 2013
Watch a live performance of one of Lou Reed's best-known records 'Walk on the Wild Side', from his acclaimed 1972 album Transformer:
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6:52 pm, Sun 27 Oct 2013
Celebrities from across the world of entertainment have taken to Twitter to mourn the death of legendary musician Lou Reed, who died "a few hours ago", his UK publicist confirmed to ITV News.
Hollywood actors Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack and comedian Ricky Gervais were among those to pay tribute:
6:33 pm, Sun 27 Oct 2013
Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones lead the world of music's tributes to Lou Reed, who has died aged 71, his agent reportedly confirmed to the Guardian newspaper.
5:49 pm, Sun 27 Oct 2013
Rock star Lou Reed rose to fame in the Velvet Underground in the 1960s.
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Influential US musician Lou Reed, famous for hits including Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day, has died aged 71,
. Rolling Stone magazine has reported