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Lou Reed died 'looking at the trees

PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:44 am
by sledge
Can't say I was a big fan but some of his music was ok. R.I.P. :angelg:

LAURIE Anderson says her late husband Lou Reed was a "prince and a fighter" whose music reflected his love of life, in a touching obituary published in a suburban New York Newspaper.

Reed died due to complications from liver disease at his home in Springs, just outside New York City, on Sunday. He was 71.

Anderson wrote that she brought Reed to the rural property one week earlier. She said he "spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature."

"He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air," she wrote, describing him as a "master" of the Chinese martial art form.

"Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us."

She signed the letter as "his loving wife and eternal friend."