Yes, it’s true. The Poet of New York has passed. Dying from liver complications on October 27th, 2013, Lou Reed leaves behind a Rock and Roll legacy like none other. Born March 2, 1942, the Brooklyn born Lewis Allan Reed, rose from the 70’s music scene in New York to become one of Rock and Roll’ s most creative artist. In 1964, Lou moved to New York and joined forces with John Cale to form Velvet Underground. Though never reaching commercial success, they are attributed with being one of musics most influential bands. The album “Loaded” in 1970, produced the commercially successful song “Sweet Jane”. The solo hit “Take A Walk On The Wild Side”, was released in 1972. Interest in Edgar Allen Poe inspired his stage performance “POEtry”. The performance shaped the 2003 album “The Raven”, featuring a variety of actors and musicians. Check out this 2013 Cannes Advertising Festival appearance. Master of power and serenity, Lou was a student of Tai Chi, which was even demonstrated live on stage. He is survived by his wife Laurie Anderson. Check out this interview with Laurie and Lou. Here’s Laurie at a memorial for Lou.