Ed Sheeran Misses Grandmother’s Funeral ‘Due To Copyright Trial’
In case you haven’t heard the drama, Ed Sheeran has been sued by the heirs of songwriter Ed Townsend, who collaborated with singer Marvin Gaye in 1973 to release the classic ‘Let’s get It On’. They are saying Ed Sheeran plagiarized Marvin’s song with his song Thinking Out Loud. The 32-year-old has said he will quit music if he is found guilty of plagiarising his hit song ‘Thinking Out Loud’. According to the Daily Mail Ed says, ‘I find it really insulting to devote my whole life to being a performer and a songwriter and have someone diminish it’. Let’s hope it does not come to this!
Ed Sheeran will miss his grandmother’s funeral, which he had to watch online, due to his ongoing copyright trial. Nancy Sheeran, 98, will be laid to rest today, Wednesday (May 3) in Gorey, Ireland. Nancy inspired her grandson’s song “Nancy Mulligan,” which tells the story of her romance with her husband, William Sheeran.
Sheeran’s father and brother attended the funeral. Talking about the love his grandmother and grandfather shared, Ed said, “They were married in Wexford, and nobody turned up at their wedding. My grandfather stole all the gold teeth in his dental surgery and melted them down into a wedding ring. They wore borrowed clothes to get married and had this kind of Romeo and Juliet romance, which is the most romantic thing. So I thought I’d write a song about it and make it a jig.”