Jarvis Cocker Is Still Alive
Joe Cocker, he of that unforgettable rendition of "With a Little Help From My Friends," died today at the age of 70, reportedly from complications related to lung cancer.
Jarvis Cocker, frontman of britpop legends Pulp, is very much alive (he played Vice's 20th birthday party earlier this month) and well.
Naturally, people on the web are confusing the two, hastily eager as they are to mourn the passing of a legend -- regardless of which legend they're publicly honoring-slash-confusing with someone else.
Désolé, tout le monde.
J. Cocker est mort ? il reste Jarvis.— DeB (@DeBandhislaptop) December 22, 2014
RIP Jarvis Cocker. Gutted :-(— Matthew Cole (@Crazy_Cole79) December 22, 2014
RIP #jarviscocker. Such a sad loss to music.— ️ Rich! ️ (@richthefreeman) December 22, 2014
RIP Jarvis cocker #cocker— wayne kerr (@kerr5509) December 22, 2014
RIP Jarvis Cocker.— Ross Hunter (@RossH1983) December 22, 2014
Jarvis Cocker RIP— R. Stevie Moore (@RStevieMoore) December 22, 2014
rip jarvis— matias (@_nuevepuertas) December 22, 2014
Some were relieved that Jarvis hadn't died prematurely, relative to the elder Cocker's lifespan:
FUCKS SAKE I THOUGHT JARVIS COCKER WAS DEAD FOR A SEC— Matthew Irving OBE (@mirvingtheory) December 22, 2014
I feel pretty guilty about the wave of relief that washed over me when I reread the Joe Cocker death headline and realized it wasn't Jarvis.— Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) December 22, 2014
Some continued to push rumors that are straight-up inaccurate:
@rachaelwarke his son is Jarvis Cocker from the band pulp— Jonathan Milner (@jontymilner) December 22, 2014
Jarvis Cocker's dad will be missed.— The Doug (@douglenox) December 22, 2014
Meanwhile this guy saw the impending confusion coming a mile away:
RIP Jarvis Cocker, loved Blur back in the 70's. Your raspy voice was a revelation in your hits, 'Wonderwool' 'Supersonic' and so on.— fski (@fski31) December 22, 2014
This could all be solved very easily.