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I Thought That Lou Reed Would Outlive Death Itself

John Doran, Noisey, 28 October 2013

STUPIDLY, I thought Lou Reed would outlive death itself. It wasn't just his implacable, gimlet-eyed countenance; his face already a kind of premature living death mask. It wasn't just the way his body appeared to have laminated eternally into place, mocking the very concept of youth (many people who beat heroin addiction take this mummified looking vigour into old age).

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