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Musicians, celebrities and fans react to Lou Reed's death


  1. News of rock'n'roll legend Lou Reed's death quickly spread throughout the social media sphere moments after it was reported by Rolling Stone.

    The punk poet of rock 'n' roll, who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died at age 71.
  2. The last image on Reed's Twitter account was a door displaying a poster of a defiant Reed. The tweet read, simple: "The Door."
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  4. CBC's Jian Ghomesi spoke with Reed on Q in 2010. Here's the link to the uncut interview, as well as reaction from other CBC reporters and personalities.
  5. Celebrities, artists and musicians all chimed in at the news of Reed's passing, sending his name, the hashtag #RIPLouReed and his band the Velvet Underground to the top of the worldwide trending charts.