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Read Patti Smith's Emotional Tribute to Lou Reed

If you ever need someone to move an entire room —  including herself — to tears, just give Patti Smith a call. The rocker gave a moving tribute to her friend, the late great Lou Reed, during his posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend.

Smith had previously eulogized the Velvet Underground lead singer, who died in October 2013 of liver disease, in this not-so-long but very sad New Yorker obituary.

You can watch a video of the speech here, but Vanity Fair has helpfully provided us with a handy transcript:

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