Image via Lou Reed on Facebook

As the news of Lou Reed’s death spreads, the reach of his influence becomes clear. Today the Velvet Underground frontman and iconic New York rocker passed away at 71 years old after receiving a liver transplant in May. Already, other musicians are reacting to his death, telling stories about the times they’ve met with him, revealing the ways he’s impacted them, and expressing how appreciative they are for Lou Reed’s contributions.