Obits — October 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

‘RIP Lou Reed’: Morrissey, David Bowie, Ian McCulloch, Pixies and more on legend’s death

Morrissey and Lou Reed

Not surprisingly, news of legendary rocker Lou Reed’s death traveled with lightning speed across the Internet today, and an entire generation of musicians influenced by him and The Velvet Underground quickly weighed in on the legend’s passing.

Below we’ve collected social media reaction from many of them, including members of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, the Pixies and more.

 

Statement from Morrissey:

‘Oh Lou / why did you leave us this way?’

No words to express the sadness at the death of Lou Reed. He had been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be. I knew the Lou of recent years and he was always full of good heart. His music will outlive time itself.
We are all timebound, but today, with the loss of liberating Lou, life is a pigsty.

‘7 glasses used to be
called for six good mates and me
now we only call for three’

-Patrick MacGill

MORRISSEY
27 October 2013


Statement from David Bowie:

R.I.P. LOU REED

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.”

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE … A CLASSIC … THANK YOU LOU REED

  2. The rock world has lost one of the greats today. Thank you for leaving us with such classic music Lou Reed.

  3. Of all the greats, who have made and influenced the music I love, perhaps none is more important than Lou Reed. We all must die but he lived and made a difference to the world.

    I am crying as I type this…

    Goodbye, Lou. x

  4. Ruth Loiacano

    Watched a clip of Lou and Laurie from Charlie Rose last night. Such a sweet couple. They’ve both given so much to us audio/visual/cerebral..I wish her strength in the coming days/months/years. Losing Lou is hard, imagine too the loss of ‘Lou and Laurie’. A dynamic couple…my heart breaks for her and family.

  5. Barbara Phillips

    Broken-hearted but will always have the music, love Barbara

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