Este domingo 27 de octubre falleciÃ³ el mÃºsico estadounidense Lou Reed (1942-2013). La muerte del co-fundador de The Velvet Underground fue lamentada por miles de personas en las redes sociales, incluyendo a diversas figuras de la mÃºsica, quienes lo reconocieron como una importante influencia.
Desde John Cale (se ex compaÃ±ero en The Velvet Underground), hasta Julian Casablancas (vocalista de The Strokes) o Flea (bajista de Red Hot Chili Peppers), incluyendo a estrellas del pop como Cyndi Lauper, todos expresaron su pesar por la repentina partida de Lou Reed.
Si bien el mÃºsico se habÃa sometido a un trasplante de hÃgado en mayo de este aÃ±o y estuvo delicado de salud, parecÃa haberse recuperado y a principios de octubre presentÃ³ junto a Mick Rock el libro de fotografÃas Transformer, que retrata la Ã©poca en la que Reed publicÃ³ su trabajo mÃ¡s exitoso como solista.
AquÃ algunos de los mensajes que diferentes bandas y artistas han publicado en Twitter:
"The world has lost a fine songwriter and poetâ€¦Iâ€™ve lost my â€˜school-yard buddyâ€™ – john cale"
— John Cale (@therealjohncale) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.
— The Who (@TheWho) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed & thank you & the Velvets. U were my inspiration in the '70's, 4 without you there would have been no punk rock!
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) October 27, 2013
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,… https://t.co/VDIkjhjTba
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. A musician, artist and trailblazer who played by his own rules.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed, what an awful loss. "Life's the only Mother I know…" Rest in Peace my friend. Nils
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) October 27, 2013
I love Lou reed so much. Always
— Flea (@flea333) October 27, 2013
Goodbye, Lou. I loved you so much. I thought you'd always be here. https://t.co/DY40txBIM4
— moby (@thelittleidiot) October 27, 2013
R.I.P Lou Reed – VU was a big influence when weezer was being formed, and Ric Ocasek told us cool stories of his friendship with him.
— weezer (@Weezer) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. Irreplaceable.
— Lee Ranaldo (@leeranaldo) October 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of Lou Reed s passing this is a huge shock!
— Kim Gordon (@KimletGordon) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed. R.I.P. With love and gratitude,always.
— Garbage (@garbage) October 27, 2013
RIP TO A GREAT FRIEND A FELLOW MUSICIAN. FROM MAXES TO THE MASSES YOU MADE THE WORLD SING. I LOVE YOU LOU! #LouReed
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. LOU REED….A LEGEND
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) October 27, 2013
Fuck! One of my all time heroes and friends has passed. RIP Lou!
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed is the reason i do everything i do
— Julian Casablancas (@Casablancas_J) October 27, 2013
Still in shock! When I was 18yrs old you forever changed my life and I will never forget that! See you later @LouReed
— Albert Hammond, Jr. (@alberthammondjr) October 27, 2013
Rest In Peace to Lou Reed. You will be missed!
— Official MotÃ¶rhead (@myMotorhead) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed.Thank you for your beautiful/dark lyrics/music and stance on life.You inspired me from my teenage years right up till today.
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed.
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) October 27, 2013
Rest in Peace Lou Reed. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me. Sad news indeed. A legend lost.
— Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass) October 27, 2013
Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness.
— Carl Barat (@carlbaratmusic) October 27, 2013
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.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) October 27, 2013
AdiÃ³s maestro… https://t.co/oDCUtBGLtL
— Los Bunkers (@Los_Bunkers) October 27, 2013