Public memorial for Lou Reed to take place in New York this week

'New York: Lou Reed At Lincoln Center' will take place on Thursday, November 14

A public tribute to Lou Reed will take place in New York on Thursday (November 14).

‘New York: Lou Reed At Lincoln Center’ will take place from 1pm to 4pm at the Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at the Lincoln Center. A post on Lou Reed’s Facebook page claims that the event is: “A gathering open to the public – no speeches. no live performances, just Lou’s voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”

Lou Reed died from liver failure on October 27, following a transplant operation in May. His death leaves John Cale and drummer Moe Tucker as the only surviving members of The Velvet Underground.

Last week it was revealed that Reed left his estate to his wife and sister. The singer left his Manhattan penthouse, his home in East Hampton, New York and the majority of his estate to his wife, musician Laurie Anderson. The couple married in 2008 and had no children. Anderson recently paid tribute to her husband, saying “he died while looking at the trees”.

In addition to Anderson, Reed’s sister is said to have inherited about a quarter of his estate and a further $500,000 to look after their elderly mother. Meanwhile, licensing and copyrights for Reed’s music will be looked after by his business manager and accountant.