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    People Keep Getting Lou Bega Confused With Lou Reed, And It's Pretty Funny

    Lou Reed sang "Mambo No. 5," right? Wrong.

    This is Lou Bega, of "Mambo No.5" fame.

    Not Lou Reed, of Velvet Underground fame.

    Peter Wafzig/Redferns / Via Getty Images

    But when Lou Reed sadly passed away this week, Lou Bega was inundated with messages of condolences instead.

    Twitter: @sahilv

    So he posted this picture up on his Facebook page to prove he is indeed alive.

    People started posting up tribute pictures like this.

    Which led to comments on Twitter like these.

    What's going on? I heard Lou Bega just died????????????

    Street Napoleon

    @y2shay

    What's going on? I heard Lou Bega just died????????????

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    gobble cat

    @robbercat

    rip lou bega

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    RIP Lou Reed. "Who is he?" "Isn't he the guy who sung Mambo No 5?" "Erm, no that was Lou Bega."

    Natalie Edwards

    @NatalieSEdwards

    RIP Lou Reed. "Who is he?" "Isn't he the guy who sung Mambo No 5?" "Erm, no that was Lou Bega."

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    Saddened to learn Lou Bega has died. Mambo No 5 in heaven, good sir!

    Craig Heap

    @CraigHeap

    Saddened to learn Lou Bega has died. Mambo No 5 in heaven, good sir!

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    it's too bad grumpy cat's death yesterday was overshadowed by lou bega's. RIP

    Meredith Gran

    @granulac

    it's too bad grumpy cat's death yesterday was overshadowed by lou bega's. RIP

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    Until people finally started to realise the mistake.

    scary idiot !!!!!!!!

    @REMOVEYOURPANTS

    i am DYING at the rip lou bega tweets

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    Oops, I got Lou Reed and Lou Bega mixed up. #MamboNo5

    Dan Lambden

    @DannyBlahBlah

    Oops, I got Lou Reed and Lou Bega mixed up. #MamboNo5

    / Via

    At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

    Alex Hooper

    @HooperHairPuff

    At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

    / Via

    Those people mixing up Lou Reed and Lou Bega better not be writing prescriptions when they grow up. I don't even want them making fast food.

    Here's Johnny!

    @JKLPPNBRG

    Those people mixing up Lou Reed and Lou Bega better not be writing prescriptions when they grow up. I don't even want them making fast food.

    / Via

    And now we have this to hope for.

    ok im just gonna ask it u guys when is mambo no 6 coming out when is it

    CORY

    @varylarge

    ok im just gonna ask it u guys when is mambo no 6 coming out when is it

    / Via

    R.I.P. Lou Reed.

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