Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dead Souls

I never understand the urgency to deface, let alone steal, someone's headstone. I mean, what for? You just take away the joy from anyone who chooses to visit such a site and celebrate the life of someone else.

During the week of June 30th, the memorial stone belonging to the late Ian Curtis -- which was inscribed with "Ian Curtis 18 - 5 - 80" and the words "Love Will Tear Us Apart" -- went missing from the grave in Macclesfield Cemetery. The former Joy Division frontman committed suicide on the eve of the band's first-ever U.S. tour. He was just 23.

Curtis' former bandmate and New Order drummer Stephen Morris recently shared his thoughts with, remarking, "You couldn't sell it on eBay - it's ridiculous and very upsetting."

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