Tributes pour in for 'Mambo No.5' singer Lou Bega after being mistaken for Lou Reed
One; the founder of Velvet Underground, a man whose musical influence reached all corners of the world. The other; the singer of a catchy, one hit wonder, ‘Mambo No.5’.
But Lou Bega, singer of the girl-loving 90s hit, has taken the opportunity to set the record straight on which singer has died.
The bowler hat fan shared his condolences with the family of recently deceased rock-star Lou Reed on Facebook.
“RIP Lou Reed the Genius who took Walks on the Wild side,” Bega wrote to his 18,000 fans.
“PS. I have been receiving Tons of condolences because of a Journalist confusing our Identities.
“Lou Bega sends his condolences to mr.Reeds Family [sic],” he added.
Bega accompanied the post with a 'selfie' snap.
Fans have commented on the post sharing their own condolences for the late Lou Reed.
Others have ridiculed the fact that the Lou Bega could be confused with the legendary rocker.
“Now we’ll never know what ‘Mambo No.6’ sounds like,” one wrote.
“A little bit of Monica in the after-life,” another wrote, altering the lyrics of Bega’s 90s hit ‘Mambo No.5’.