Lou Reed's Wife Reveals He Died Peacefully Doing Tai Chi
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.01.2013
Looking at the trees...
Lou Reed's wife Laurie Anderson wrote a blog for The East Hampton Star in which she revealed that Lou Reed had a peaceful death in Springs, East Hampton, New York. Reed's cause of death was confirmed to be liver disease by Dr. Charles Miller of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. This is the location where he had liver transplant surgery this year and was being treated again until last week. He died on Sunday at the age of 71.
"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."