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RIP Lou Reed, music and fashion legend

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RIP Lou Reed, music and fashion legend

[caption id="attachment_23710" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Legendary rocker Lou Reed. Image courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Legendary rocker Lou Reed. Image courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images[/caption] Lou Reed, a trailblazer for the indie rock movement and arguably the most influential rock 'n roll songwriters of this time, has died at the age of 71. With his band the Velvet Underground, he paved the way for some of the biggest names in alternative rock, including Iggy Pop and Patti Smith. Reed fused art, music and style, collaborating with Andy Warhol on his album cover  The Velvet Underground & Nico and made his mark in the world of punk fashion, often donning his leather jacket, ubiquitous cigarette in mouth. There is no denying the profound impact that Reed made on the music and fashion industries, showing us all how to "Walk on the Wild Side". He will be missed. Read more: The best punk accessories Beauty trends: How to go punk for fall Fall 2013: 10 best leather jackets  
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RIP Lou Reed, music and fashion legend