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Lou Reed dead at 71, report says

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) —

Famed U.S. singer-songwriter Lou Reed has died, Variety reported Sunday. He was 71.

The entertainment industry trade newspaper did not immediately disclose where the former Velvet Underground front man died or what the cause of his death was.

The native New Yorker underwent a liver transplant last May and was hospitalized during the summer for dehydration.

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