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Velvet Underground leader and legendary musician Lou Reed is dead

Singer Lou Reed performs on stage at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, on June 14, 2012. Credit: Paul Bergen/AFP/GettyImages

Rolling Stone reports Velvet Underground leader and celebrated New York musician Lou Reed is dead at 71.

The singer-songwriter’s best-known hits included “Perfect Day” and “Walk On The Wild Side.”

The magazine has a look back at the rock pioneer’s career in a photo slide show.

Lou Reed and Mick Rock speak to BBC Music Showcase about a limited edition book and record set on Sept. 5, 2013.

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