VERY MUCH ALIVE: David Lammy
TOTTENHAM MP David Lammy took to social media to reassure the public that he was "very much alive" following the death of Motörhead rock star Lemmy.
The former Mayoral hopeful claimed he had received "concerned messages" from supporters who had gotten their names mixed up after the 70-year-old singer's death was announced on yesterday morning (Dec 29).
Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister had been diagnosed with cancer on Boxing Day and died two days later.
Lammy tweeted: “Thank you for the concerned messages etc but I am very much alive. Condolences to the Lemmy family and friends and fans.”
But some Twitter users seemed unconvinced, saying there seemed to be no messages of concern online and even suggested Lammy was making a joke in very poor taste.
Garth Dann said: “Nobody has tweeted you about it. Why make a joke about a man dying? Shameful.”
Another Twitter user said: “Not sure why @DavidLammy thinks cracking a joke about a dead man is ok. No one has tweeted him...“
The politician is no stranger to mistaken identity.
Earlier this year, his local newspaper The Tottenham and Wood Green Independent published an article about him online with the image of Julius Maada Bio, a controversial Sierra Leone politician who led a military coup in 1996.
Lammy posted a screenshot of the article online with the words “if anyone knows who this guy is please let him know he's now the MP for Tottenham”
The photograph was eventually replaced with a correct one.