Published Jan 25, 2018Ed Sheeran fans will be relieved to know that the ginger-haired troubadour isn't dead, nor is he an 82-year-old mechanic named Svavar Gunnar Sigurðsson — though an Icelandic newspaper reported otherwise earlier today.
Sheeran's instantly recognizable photograph appeared in the obituaries section of Iceland's Morgunblaðið this morning, next to a textual tribute to the real Sigurðsson — prompting some fans to momentarily worry that the UK pop star had passed away.
It was quickly identified as a mistake, however, and fans are now having a field day with it on Twitter. See some of the reactions below.
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
It's not Sheeran's first near-death experience in Iceland, either. The dude — yes, the real Ed Sheeran — stepped into a geyser and boiled his foot on a trip to Iceland last year.