Lou Reed’s widow, Laurie Anderson, was quiet on Sunday after her husband of nearly five years passed away. The performance artist, composer and musician married Reed in 2008. Previously, Reed was married to Sylvia Morales.
[Pictures of the couple together can be seen here, courtesy of Zimbio.]
The legendary Velvet Underground member and solo artist died Sunday on Long Island from an undisclosed illness. He had undergone a liver transplant in May of this year. Thousands of friends and family took to Facebook and Twitter to share their sympathies after the 71-year-old rock pioneer passed away, but Anderson remained silent.
The last post on her Facebook page was from September. Reed, on the other hand, was an avid Twitter user. Anderson, in addition to creating groundbreaking experimental music as a composer, violinist and keyboardist, has appeared in several films.
Music, no doubt, connected the couple. Reed is best known for songs like "Sweet Jane," "Walk on the Wild Side,” "Strawman" and "I'm Waiting for the Man." He continued to make new music up until 2011, when he released the “Lulu” album with Metallica. Reed made some of the most influential music ever recorded, and his work with Andy Warhol is still significant.
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There was an outpouring of love for Reed on the Internet Sunday. Stars like The Who, Nikki Sixx, Olivia Wilde and Lena Dunham also expressed their sympathies after hearing the sad news about Reed, but some made sure to include Anderson in their thoughts too.
Check out what some Internet users had to say to Anderson on Sunday after they heard about her husband’s passing.
Oh man. Lou Reed's gone. Thoughts and condolences to Laurie Anderson.
— Mike Relm (@mikerelm) October 28, 2013
Annie Leibovitz Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Coney Island, New York, 1995 Silver Print pic.twitter.com/Yg2MJ9nMTW
— Michael Coste (@mcoste75) October 27, 2013
Rest in peace Lou Reed and sympathies to Laurie Anderson...
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 27, 2013
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) October 27, 2013
My first thought on seeing that tweet about Lou Reed was, poor Laurie Anderson.
— Matt Leys (@mattleys) October 27, 2013