An Icelandic newspaper ran the 27 year old’s picture in its obituary column, no doubt giving Mr Sheeran a weird chilly feeling on the other side of the globe. The mix-up is understandable, and there’s still a sad story at the heart of it. 82-year-old Volvo mechanic Svavari Gunnari Sigurðsson did pass, and used to perform Ed Sheeran’s songs in his spare time.
But for now, the ‘real’ Ed Sheeran is perfectly fine. (At the time of writing.)