Several pop artists are reacting to the news that American rock legend Lou Reed died on Sunday at the age of 71. “It is now officially confirmed that Lou Reed did pass away several hours ago,” Reed’s publicist Peter Noble said without disclosing details of The Velvet Underground member’s death. Among the tweets about the sad news:
Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): Are you fu**ing kidding me… lou reed?!! this is beyond, beyond awful. #RIP
everyone should go listen to Lou Reed “New York” RIGHT NOW and experience how it should be done.
Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): R.I.P. Lou Reed Dead at 71
Jo O’meara (@joomeara): RIP Lou Reed xxxxxx
A Fine Frenzy’s Alison Sudol (@AFineFrenzy): Just heard that Lou Reed passed away. A legend and a pioneer, he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): noooooooooo notttttttttt LOU REED
Polly Scattergood (@pollyworld): So sad to hear Lou Reed has passed away. A sad day for music. “Fly through the storm and wake up in the calm”. #RIPLouReed
Dan Black (@danblacksound): =( Good bye Lou Reed and thank you – had there been no you, I’d probably have been a street sweeper…
Orianthi (@orianthi): RIP Lou Reed
Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Lou Reed youtube.com/watch?v=yKOQapYcyhE
Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): I still can’t believe Lou Reed passed away. I’m sorry for his family’s loss. greatful for his music and the influence he had on my music.
The Ting Tings (@thetings): LOU REED – RIP….. Will forever play your tunes that continue to mean so much to us. Thank you. J K x
Laura Imbruglia (@LauraImbruglia): OMG. R.I.P Lou. :(
KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): Thankyou Lou Reed. RIP
Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Lou Reed youtu.be/0KaWSOlASWc