in The cemetery of Macclesfield, south of Manchester, the grave of Ian Curtis, leader of the british rock band Joy Division has once again been desecrated. The grisly discovery was made last Saturday by a fan, Ian Seivwright, who came to collect. He immediately took a picture of the place and sent it to Joy Division Central, a fan site of the group who posted the photo on August 5 on Twitter. The stone covering the tomb has been stolen. It did not include any particular listing and was a “purely aesthetic,” explained the staff of the cemetery at Cheshire Live.

Two desecrations in eleven years

This is not the first time that the burial of Ian Curtis is violated. In 2008, the headstone bearing the inscription ‘Love will Tear Us Apart”, the title of one of the tubes of the group, had been stolen. Since this episode the fans were worried about other attempts to defend A new headstone, bearing the same inscriptions, that the subtilisée, has been cemented in place.

The reactions of fans on Twitter were not slow. All say they are shocked.

“It is so upsetting and disrespectful, and this is not even the first time that it happens. Ian Curtis deserves a lot better, even in death.”

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“It is a “whore” heresy”

“how far your level of respect and empathy is low to even consider the idea to steal a gravestone? This is the second time that the memorial of Ian Curtis is violated. Amazing.”

“to Hear about the theft and vandalism on the grave of Ian Curtis. If disfigure yourself and profane actively the grave of the guy, are you even a fan?”

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Ian Curtis died at the age of 23 years and remains a rock icon. Suffering from epilepsy, which prevented to ensure the concerts of the group formed in 1977, he developed a depression and ended its days the may 18, 1980. His suicide led to the dissolution of Joy Division. His voice sweet, his words dark and poetic, and his life have contributed to the myth of posthumous of the group.