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.


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.)