NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Legendary punk guitarist Robert Quine, who played with Richard Hell and Lou Reed, has died of an apparent heroin overdose in New York at age 61.
Hell's Web site said Quine was depressed over the sudden death of his wife 10 months ago, Rolling Stone reported Tuesday.
Quine, an Ohio native, moved to New York in 1971 where he was a founding member of Hell's Voidoids. He went on to record with John Zorn, Tom Waits, Matthew Sweet and Lloyd Cole.
Quine also played on Lou Reed's 1982 recording, "The Blue Mask."
In 2003, Rolling Stone included Quine on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," calling his style "the perfect choice to complement Richard Hell's intuitive street poetry."