Tributes are pouring in for Lou Reed with David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Strokes and more paying their respects.
A truly singular artist, Lou Reed's impact can be felt in almost every area of pop culture. Through his work with The Velvet Underground on into his lengthy, often inspiring solo career his discography is littered with powerful, pioneering work.
Sadly passing away over the weekend, tributes flooded in for the New York based artist - a selection is gathered below.
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,... http://t.co/VDIkjhjTba— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) October 27, 2013
Devastating news:... http://t.co/LukCOL1T4r— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) October 27, 2013
"The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet…I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy’ - john cale" http://t.co/8MZMNhkzvf— John Cale (@therealjohncale) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed is the reason i do everything i do— Julian Casablancas (@Casablancas_J) October 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of Lou Reed s passing this is a huge shock!— Kim Gordon (@KimletGordon) October 27, 2013
"one chord is fine, two chords are pushing it. three chords and you're into jazz." - adios to you brother lou - "whip it on me, jim!"— mike watt (@wattfrompedro) October 27, 2013
Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness.— Carl Barat (@carlbaratmusic) October 27, 2013