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Ian Curtis Is The Latest Musician To Have Their Grave Vandalised

A stone has been stolen from the grave of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. It has been described as...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:17 PM - 6 Aug 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Ian Curtis Is The Latest Musician To Have Their Grave Vandalised

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:17 PM - 6 Aug 2019

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A stone has been stolen from the grave of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis.

It has been described as a 'rare mowing stone' which is used to store floral tributes, and its absence was noticed by a fan visiting the grave over the weekend.

It's the second time Curtis's grave has been vandalised. A memorial stone to the singer was stolen back in 2008.

Other musicians who have had their resting places disturbed include Jim Morrison, whose grave in Paris was the scene of rioting on the 20th anniversary of his death, and Ronnie Van Zant, whose casket was removed.

John Caddell and Larissa Nolan discussed this in our music slot.

Other stories this week include Ariana Grande releasing a new album six months after her last, and a potential Destiny's Child reunion.

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