The word you'll be reading again and again in Lou Reed's various obituaries? Influential. And while that doesn't begin to cover the contribution Reed made to the music world, evidence of his massive following were found throughout Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
Devastating news:... http://t.co/LukCOL1T4r— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. A musician, artist and trailblazer who played by his own rules.— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today...— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 27, 2013
NY lost one of its originals with Lou Reed's passing. So sad. RIP.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed was Vaclav Havel's favorite musician— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2013
noooooooooo notttttttttt LOU REED 💔— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 27, 2013
I love Lou reed so much. Always— Flea (@flea333) October 27, 2013
LOU REED R.I.P. You were a huge part of my formative years! when I look up at the night sky, I hope i see you in... http://t.co/p9B1DZQowv— peaches (@peachesnisker) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. Honoured to have known you. Sending love and support to Laurie— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) October 27, 2013
My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song. So very sad.But hey, Lou, you'll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day.— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) October 27, 2013
“wine in the morning / breakfast at night / i’m beginning to see the light” RIP Lou Reed— Stones Throw (@stonesthrow) October 27, 2013
R.I.P Lou Reed - VU was a big influence when weezer was being formed, and Ric Ocasek told us cool stories of his friendship with him.— weezer (@Weezer) October 27, 2013
And from the weird world of politics....
RIP Lou Reed. Fly, fly away.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 27, 2013