Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ian Curtis' Gravestone Stolen

(Swiped from Pitchfork Media)

Sad news of a slightly different sort coming out of the Joy Division fold: The BBC reports that the gravestone marking the grave of Ian Curtis, the late frontman for the legendary mope-rockers, has been stolen.

According to the BBC, at some point between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, thieves removed the stone from its perch at the Macclesfield Cemetery in Curtis' hometown of Macclesfield, England. Authorities currently have no leads as to the whereabouts of the stone, which bears the inscriptions "Ian Curtis 18 - 5 - 80" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart".

In other Ian Curtis grave-robbing news, a limited edition Unknown Pleasures-themed Zune was recently released.

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