According to Reed's publicist, he died of an illness related to a May liver transplant, CNN reported.
Reed found success with band Velvet Underground in the 1960, followed by a solo career that began in 1970 after he left the band.
The songwriter and guitarist, who was known for his infusion of avant garde music into rock; his use of distortion and noise; and his spare guitar work and voice, influenced generations of rockers.
Reed married the performance artist Laurie Anderson in 2008.
--ANI (Posted on 28-10-2013)