Lou Reed producer Hal Willner dies aged 64

Lou Reed producer Hal Willner dies aged 64

Lou Reed producer Hal Willner dies aged 64

Music and television producer Hal Willner has died at the age of 64.

He is said to have passed away after suffering complications related to the coronavirus. An official cause of death has not been established at the time of writing.

Willner’s death was confirmed by Variety earlier this evening (April 7). Late last month (March 28) he posted a map depicting COVID-19 cases across the United States, with New York as the virus’ epicentre.

“I always wanted to have a number one – but not this,” he wrote,” adding that he was “in bed on the upper west side” of New York City at the time.

Willner, who was born in Philadelphia, was a long-time sketch music producer for Saturday Night Live having first joined the show back in 1980.

He also helmed albums from the likes of Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull during his career, including Reed’s final major studio release ‘Ecstasy’ which came out in 2000.

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