Laurie Anderson, dugogodišnja životna i umjetnička partnerica Lou Reeda, oprostila se od svog supruga pismom u lokalnim novinama The East Hampton Star koje pokrivaju područje Long Islanda.
Naslovljeno kao “For Lou Reed“, pismo opisuje što je osjećala za svog ‘princa i borca’, te koliko su oboje uživali na Long Islandu koji im je ‘bio duhovno utočište premda su gradski ljudi’.
“Kroz njegove pjesme o patnji i ljepoti, ljudi će spoznavati koliko je volio život” završetak je njezina pisma.
“To our neighbors:
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“
Anderson i Reed surađuju od kraja devedesetih, a vjenčali su se 2008. godine.