Oh thank heavens. From The Globe and Mail.
Singer Lou Bega assures fans he’s still alive in wake of Lou Reed mix-up
by ANDREW RYAN
Oct. 29, 2013
It turns out rumours of Lou Bega’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
New Musical Express reports that the German recording artist, best known for his bouncy 1999 hit Mambo No. 5, has steadily been receiving condolences in recent days from people who have mistaken him for Lou Reed, who passed away last weekend from liver disease.
Bega himself pointed out that he was still among the living in a post on his Facebook page on Monday, which read: “R.I.P. Lou Reed the genius who took walks on the wild side. P.S.: I have been receiving tons of condolences because of a journalist confusing our identities. Lou Bega sends his condolences to Mr. Reed’s family.”
At present, the name of the journalist and media outlet that confused the two artists is not known.