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Lou Reed’s Widow Laurie Anderson Writes Loving Obituary In Local Newspaper

Laurie and Lou
Laurie and Lou

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The East Hampton Star published a very tender and loving obituary written by artist, Laurie Anderson for her husband,  rock icon Lou Reed who passed away Sunday in his home.

To our neighbors:

What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.

Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.

Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!

Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.

Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.

— Laurie Anderson, his loving wife and eternal friend 

What a lovely and gently poetic scene Laurie has painted with her words…thank you, Laurie for sharing this moment with the world.

Rest peacefully, Lou.