As we continue to mourn the death of one of the most iconic and influential rock stars of the last 50 years, it has been easy to forget that underneath all the tales of excess and debauched living, Lou Reed was actually something of a family man. As the terms of his will - recently made public by the New York Post - state, the icon's wealth has been split up amongst his family, the bulk of which is going to the three most important women in his life.
Lou Reed: 1942 - 2013
His wife, Laurie Anderson, his only sister and their elderly mother have been named as the main benefactors from the will, which was filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Monday, 4 November. His wife Anderson, whom he married in 2008 after more than a decade of being in a professional relationship, was bequeathed the largest portion of his money, and has been given all of his worldly possessions, including a multi-million dollar apartment in the Hamptons, their West 11th Street apartment and any jewellery, clothing, art, cars and boats once belonging to him. She has also been named as the new head of his touring company Sister Ray Enterprises and has been given 75% of his estate.
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