Lou Reed: Bewegender Abschiedsbrief von Ehefrau Laurie Anderson

"Er starb am Sonntagmorgen beim Tai Chi"

Ausgerechnet an einem "Sunday morning" starb Lou Reed friedlich in seinem Ferienhaus in Long Island, New York. In einem offenen Brief nimmt Ehefrau Laurie Anderson mit bewegenden, tröstenden Worten Abschied von Lou Reed.

"Sunday morning" heißt eines der berühmtesten Lieder, die Lou Reed für Velvet Underground geschrieben hat. Rückblickend klingt es wie eine Vorahnung auf das, was Multimedia-Künstlerin Laurie Anderson in ihrem Brief beschreibt.

Im East Hampton Star beschreibt sie die letzten Tage mit ihrem Mann Lou Reed in bewegenden Worten:

"What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.

Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.

Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!

Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.

Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.

— Laurie Anderson
his loving wife and eternal friend"

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