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Morrissey on Lou Reed: "His music will outlive time itself".

Morrissey on Lou Reed: "His music will outlive time itself".

Morrissey is the latest artist to pay tribute to Lou Reed, who died yesterday [October 27], aged 71.

Morrissey's follows David Bowie and John Cale, among others, who have paid tribute to Reed.

In a post on the quasi-official site, True To You, Morrissey wrote:

'Oh Lou / why did you leave us this way?'

No words to express the sadness at the death of Lou Reed. He had been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be. I knew the Lou of recent years and he was always full of good heart. His music will outlive time itself.

We are all timebound, but today, with the loss of liberating Lou, life is a pigsty.

'7 glasses used to be
called for six good mates and me
now we only call for three'

-Patrick MacGill

MORRISSEY
27 October 2013

You can read Patti Smith and David Byrne's tributes here.

And you can hear Neil Young, Elvis Costello and Jim James cover a Lou Reed song here.

You can read a 2002 interview with Reed from the Uncut archives here.

Photo credit: Julian Schnabel

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