Lou Reed's widow Laurie Anderson attended a stirring memorial to her late husband in New York City on Thursday (14Nov13).

Fans were invited to pay their respects to the rock legend, who lost his battle with liver disease on 27 October (13), at a sombre event near Lincoln Center's Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace on Tuesday (12Nov13) via a post on Reed's Facebook.com page.

New York: Lou Reed at Lincoln Center was advertised as "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".

Fans turned up in their droves as loudspeakers pumped out classic Reed tunes like Sally Can't Dance, Heroin, I'm Waiting for the Man and Sweet Jane, and they were treated to an appearance by Anderson, who briefly walked among them and stopped to chat with a few mourning devotees.