The estate of the late Lou Reed is worth over $20 million, and has been bequeathed to his wife — musician Laurie Anderson — and his sister.
Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.
Reed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who graduated Freeport High School in 1959, died Sunday morning of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was 71.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Reed fronted the highly influential band the Velvet Underground and experienced much success as a solo artist.
In the four days since establishing its earthquake relief fund, the Japan Society has raised more than $700,000.