R.I.P. Lou Bega: 20 People Who Don’t Know Who Lou Reed Was

loulead R.I.P. Lou Bega: 20 People Who Dont Know Who Lou Reed Was

This past weekend, rock legend Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71. News outlets around the world covered the story, and about 99% of them got the story right. Unfortunately, one outlet erroneously reported that it was in fact Lou Bega who passed away and not the former Velvet Underground frontman. You guys remember Lou Bega, right? That dude who turned his roll-call of female acquaintances into the ’90s anthem we all know and love as “Mambo No 5?” Well once word started getting out that Lou Bega may have died, people were obviously flustered, nervous, upset and very confused and instead of taking two seconds to Google the news, went straight to Twitter to post about their confusion. Here are 20 people who thought Lou Bega died and also may be living under a rock. Nobody knows.