Musicians And Friends Remember Lou Reed On Twitter

Friends, music lovers, and musicians expressed their grief at the loss of the music icon.

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Rolling Stone

@RollingStone

Lou Reed has died at age 71: http://t.co/LDr2rv3X0s

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3. Musicians came together on social media to remember Lou Reed, a rock legend for decades.


The Who

@TheWho

R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.

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A sad day in music. RIP Lou. http://t.co/fLCnLeOvRG

— josh groban (@joshgroban)

josh groban

@joshgroban

A sad day in music. RIP Lou. http://t.co/fLCnLeOvRG

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so while I don't do a lot of RIP stuff here I want to say I am literally pouring libations out onto my driveway for Lou Reed

— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats)

The Mountain Goats

@mountain_goats

so while I don’t do a lot of RIP stuff here I want to say I am literally pouring libations out onto my driveway for Lou Reed

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"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed

— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper)

Eric Alper

@ThatEricAlper

“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” - Lou Reed

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i read this on a phone in the back of a cab and just kept hoping it was faked. Lou reed can't die. http://t.co/mvs5k2d2Pv

— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer)

Amanda Palmer

@amandapalmer

i read this on a phone in the back of a cab and just kept hoping it was faked. Lou reed can’t die. http://t.co/mvs5k2d2Pv

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Lou Reed.

— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams)

Ryan Adams

@TheRyanAdams

Lou Reed.

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Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness.

— Carl Barat (@carlbaratmusic)

Carl Barat

@carlbaratmusic

Goodbye Lou Reed. You gave me my strength and helped me in my weakness.

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RIP Lou Reed. We thank you - Rock N Roll thanks you. Thank goodness the music lives forever

— Langhorne Slim (@LanghorneSlim)

Langhorne Slim

@LanghorneSlim

RIP Lou Reed. We thank you - Rock N Roll thanks you. Thank goodness the music lives forever

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RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today...

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH)

Russell Simmons

@UncleRUSH

RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today…

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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)

weezer

@Weezer

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.

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LOU REED R.I.P. You were a huge part of my formative years! when I look up at the night sky, I hope i see you in... http://t.co/p9B1DZQowv

— peaches (@peachesnisker)

peaches

@peachesnisker

LOU REED R.I.P. You were a huge part of my formative years!
when I look up at the night sky, I hope i see you in… http://t.co/p9B1DZQowv

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“wine in the morning / breakfast at night / i’m beginning to see the light” RIP Lou Reed

— Stones Throw (@stonesthrow)

Stones Throw

@stonesthrow

“wine in the morning / breakfast at night / i’m beginning to see the light” RIP Lou Reed

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Lou Reed is the reason i do everything i do

— Julian Casablancas (@Casablancas_J)

Julian Casablancas

@Casablancas_J

Lou Reed is the reason i do everything i do

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18. Others also expressed condolences for the musician they admired and loved.

My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song. So very sad.But hey, Lou, you'll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day.

— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie)

Salman Rushdie

@SalmanRushdie

My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song. So very sad.But hey, Lou, you’ll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day.

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I met Lou Reed and told him he gave me tinnitus at a concert in 1989 that never went away and it was worth it. Dirty Blvd. Love to Lou.

— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow)

Judd Apatow

@JuddApatow

I met Lou Reed and told him he gave me tinnitus at a concert in 1989 that never went away and it was worth it. Dirty Blvd. Love to Lou.

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Damn. Lou Reed. Damn.

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde)

olivia wilde

@oliviawilde

Damn. Lou Reed. Damn.

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Mr LOU REED had himself a dream: Velvet the underground & change the music scene. Now he's up & gone away. #RIP Lou Reed, an un-Perfect Day.

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith)

KevinSmith

@ThatKevinSmith

Mr LOU REED had himself a dream: Velvet the underground & change the music scene. Now he’s up & gone away. #RIP Lou Reed, an un-Perfect Day.

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Lou Reed forever defined the beautifully blue Sunday morning. It feels like a wry touch to hear the sad news about him at such a time.

— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak)

B.J. Novak

@bjnovak

Lou Reed forever defined the beautifully blue Sunday morning. It feels like a wry touch to hear the sad news about him at such a time.

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And don't forget, this remains the photo of the party i'd most like to be at - RIP Lou Reed (photo @TheRealMickRock)

— Matt Everitt (@matteveritt)

Matt Everitt

@matteveritt

And don’t forget, this remains the photo of the party i’d most like to be at - RIP Lou Reed (photo @TheRealMickRock)

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Lou Reed RIP - always inspired by him - terrible news - only knew him through his art -a great - a singular poet -

— John Cusack (@johncusack)

John Cusack

@johncusack

Lou Reed RIP - always inspired by him - terrible news - only knew him through his art -a great - a singular poet -

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“Bye Lou Reed. You were the best there was. And I really liked how grumpy you always seemed walking around New York. I’ve never wanted and not wanted to approach someone so much.”

I'll always be waiting for my man, $26 in my hand. Goodbye, Lou Reed.

— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart)

Gary Shteyngart

@Shteyngart

I’ll always be waiting for my man, $26 in my hand. Goodbye, Lou Reed.

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28. In his last post on social media, Reed posted a picture with a poster of him called “The Door.”

The Door http://t.co/IcNmsdM96p

— Lou Reed (@LouReed)

Lou Reed

@LouReed

The Door http://t.co/IcNmsdM96p

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