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Ed Sheeran copyright trial kept him from grandmother’s funeral

In addition to having him threaten to ‘quit’ music if held accountable, a disillusioned Ed Sheeran’s highly publicized copyright infringement trial is also taking a toll on his personal life. .

In a lawsuit facing Sheeran for allegedly stealing Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On,” the four-time Grammy Award winner was seen at her beloved grandmother’s house in Ireland on Wednesday. was unable to attend the funeral of

“It is with great sadness that our son Edward cannot be here today,” Sheeran’s father John said in a tribute to his 98-year-old mother, Ann “Nancy” Sheeran.

“He is so upset that he cannot attend. He will have to defend his integrity in an American court thousands of miles away. Just a month ago, I was alone with my grandma. I know he takes comfort in the fact that he was able to spend his precious time with us.”

Since the trial began last week in Manhattan federal court, Sheeran has been vigorously defending accusations that his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud” was taken from R&B legend Gaye.

The 32-year-old songwriter of “Shape of You” had to say goodbye to his grandmother, who inspired his 2017 song. “Nancy Mulligan” — by watching her funeral online, at sea far from St Patrick’s Church in County Wexford, Ireland.


Anne “Nancy” Sheeran was buried in Ireland on Wednesday after she died at the age of 98.
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Ann "Nancy" Sheeran's funeral.
Ed Sheeran’s trail of copyright infringement forced him to miss his grandmother’s funeral in Ireland on Wednesday.
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Ann "Nancy" Sheeran's funeral.
Ed Sheeran’s father John and mother Imogen mourned the death of their grandmother at her funeral in Ireland on Wednesday.
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This is the latest in a string of blows for Sheeran, who opened up about last year’s “terrifying month” that thrashed him in the new Disney+ documentary series Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All, which premiered at the Times Center in New York. Thing. on Tuesday night.

In a documentary series that began streaming on Disney+ Wednesday, he was devastated by the death of his close friend and British music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards while still reeling from his wife Cherry’s cancer diagnosis in February 2022. career that has been revealed.

“It was a scary, scary month,” says Sheeran. “My life hasn’t progressed yet, and I don’t think it will.”

But Sheeran’s wife, who was six months pregnant at the time, was able to deliver the baby to term before the tumor was removed, and although he is now cancer-free, he still has time to cope with Edwards’ death. I’m having a hard time.

“I had never been to a burial,” says Sheeran, who also has a new album, Subtract, on Friday. “I hadn’t really grown up until I felt the grief. Loss—it just took over my life.”

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