Born in Brooklyn, New York, rock icon Lou Reed passed away on October 27th, 2013 (Sunday) at the age of 71. In loving memory of Lou and his great work, celebrities from all genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions expressing grief and celebrating Lou’s like and long career as a solo artist as well as a member of Velvet Underground.

John Cale, member of Velvet Underground took to Facebook to share his remembrance of Lou in a simple sentence. John wrote “The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet…I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy.'”


Musician and actor David Bowie posted a photo of him and Lou together in 2007 with a caption that reads, “It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lou Reed who died today aged 71. (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)…David Bowie said of his old friend: ‘He was a master.'”

Author, poet and musician Wesley Eisold shared his feeling on Instagram with a photo accompanied by the caption, “Rest in peace #LouReed the coolest of cool. Influence on the world immeasurable. Thank you X infinity. Got to sit across from Lou at the Apollo at an Antony show years ago. Only person who ever starstruck me. Sad day.”

Other celebrities took to Twitter to pay their tribute to Lou and express their grief for his passing. Read below:


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