Singer and Mark Ronson received hate mail online

Daniel Merriweather has received death threats from angry fans of The Smiths.

The singer covered the band’s 1987 track Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before for Mark Ronson’s 2007 album Version.

‘I wasn’t really a big Smiths fan and I think that’s why I sort of didn’t realise how dangerous it was to cover a Smiths song,’ Daniel, 27, tells the Daily Record.

‘We received death threats. In true Smiths fan style, it would always be via the internet, never face to face. It was like “I will stab you”, “I will hurt you”.

‘The only thing that mattered to me was if [Smiths frontman] Morrissey hated it. But he said he liked it.’