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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Lou Bega confused for Lou Reed

Lou Bega said he'd been confused for Lou Reed
Lou Bega said he'd been confused for Lou Reed

Mambo No 5 singer Lou Bega had to confirm he was still alive after being confused with the late Lou Reed, according to reports.

The German 38-year-old, who had a hit with the song in 1999, r eceived messages on his Facebook page following the death of Walk On The Wild Side star Reed.

He wrote: "RIP Lou Reed the genius who took Walks on the Wild side."

Lou added: "PS: I have been receiving tons of condolences because of a journalist confusing our identities.

"Lou Bega sends his condolences to Mr Reed's family."

US musician Reed's death on Sunday prompted a flood of tributes, with his old friend and collaborator David Bowie calling him "a master".

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