THE singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was mistakenly killed off yesterday by a newspaper in Iceland – thanks to a slip-up with its obituary of a mechanic.
The daily publication Morgunbladid, which has its headquarters in Reykjavik and a circulation of some 30,000, accidentally ran the picture of the chart-dominating 26-year-old musician and record producer as part of its report about the death of 82-year-old Svavar Gunnar Sigurdsson, who was a mechanic for Volvo.
Hate to break it to u but Ed Sheeran is dead. It also turns out he is a 82 year old Icelandic man called Svavar. Ed Sheeran was apperantly only his stage name…. #ripsvavarsheeran pic.twitter.com/gxXuccmU2h
— Ari_music (@AriGudmundsson) January 25, 2018
Sigurdsson also reportedly performed part-time as a Sheeran tribute act, which is what is believed to have led to the error.
A 26-year-old and an 82-year-old. Yes, we can see how the confusion over pictures could arise…
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