The Velvet Underground front man and SU alum passed away at the age of 71 today. I had no idea he was in any kind of poor condition, 71 isn't that old to be dying these days (granted he partook in some activities that surely took some years off). Obviously he was the go to guy (hi, Gottlieb!) for the Velvet nderground. And though their popularity never matched their influence, he revolutionized rock and roll as much as anyone in the genre's history. Since the school dropped those dopey "I dream" ads, no school has touted anyone cooler than Lou and Head Held High.
A truly great rock and SU icon lost today.