Ed Sheeran was mistakenly reported as dead today by an Icelandic newspaper.
A photograph of Sheeran, 27, was used alongside an obituary for an 82-year-old mechanic called Svavari Gunnari Sigurðsson in the Morgunblaðið newspaper.
Icelandic fans were quick to notice the mistake, pointing out the error on Twitter.
Twitter user @oskpeturs wrote: “This obituary appeared in today’s @morgunbladid (Icelandic newspaper) I think someone might be getting fired today. #rip.”
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
Neither Sheeran nor Morgunblaðið appear to have commented on the error.
Sheeran has a tricky history with Iceland. Last year, the ‘Shape of You’ singer revealed that his trip to the country to see the Northern Lights was ruined when he stepped in a mountain geyser, melting the skin on his foot.
Earlier this week, Sheeran announced he would play an intimate charity gig as part of the War Child BRITs Week Shows.
Sheeran, who shared a stage with Stormzy at last year’s BRIT Awards, leads nominations for the 2018 event.
Sheeran’s War Child headline gig will take place on February 19th, with the ticket prize draw opening this Friday.
Other bands set to play during the week include Wolf Alice, Alt-J and Laura Marling. Check out the full line up here.