Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed(March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)
Southampton, N.Y. (AP) – Lou Reed, the frontman of the rock band the Velvet Underground, has died at age 71 from an ailment related to his recent liver transplant, his literary agent says.
Andrew Wylie told the Associated Press that Reed died Sunday morning in Southampton, N.Y.
The Velvet Underground became one of the most influential bands in rock music by fusing art and music through its collaboration with Andy Warhol in the 1960s, Reuters reports. The magazine did not say how Reed died and his representatives could not immediately be reached.
Reed had undergone a liver transplant in May. He was hospitalized in July for severe dehydration, Variety reports.
Marcia Karen Wallace(November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to many generations of TV viewers, has died.
"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean called said in a statement Saturday that her "irreplaceable character," the fourth-grade teacher who contended with Bart Simpson’s constant antics, would be retired from the show.