Icelandic Newspaper Confuses Ed Sheeran With Dead 82-Year-Old Man

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ed Sheeran poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið published an obituary this month for 82-year-old Svavar Gunnari Sigurðsso featuring a photo of 27-year-old British pop singer Ed Sheeran.

Sigurðsso, a longtime mechanic, passed away on December 19, the newspaper reported. It’s unclear whether his appearance resembled the “Shape of You” singer. Considering Sheeran looks like a middle schooler growing his first beard, it’s unlikely.

We have reached out to Morgunblaðið for comment and will update if we hear back.


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