Icelandic newspaper accidentally prints Ed Sheeran photo next to obituary

Reports of the singer's death have been greatly exaggerated

First things first: global pop superstar Ed Sheeran is not dead. But you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you’re in Iceland.

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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.

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But for now, the ‘real’ Ed Sheeran is perfectly fine. (At the time of writing.)