David Bowie's Berlin Memorial Plaque Has Been Stolen

20 September 2016, 10:36 | Updated: 20 September 2016, 10:41

David Bowie Plaque Berlin

The bone china plaque was just unveiled in the city this August.

A memorial plaque for David Bowie is believed to have been stolen from its site in Berlin.

The £2,900 bone china plaque was unveiled this August in Hauptstraße outside he Schöneberg district, where the late icon lived from 1976-1978.

Bowie fans took to Twitter to post pictures when they realised the sign was taken out of its mould, leaving just glue behind.

See a picture taken by Carsten Pilger below: 


As reported by Planet Rock, the plaque, which quotes the chorus of Bowie's Berlin-inspired anthem Heroes, was unveiled by Berlin’s mayor Michael Müller on 22nd August.

German newspaper B.Z. reports that police are investigating the case, after a local business owner reported vandalism and theft on Saturday 17 September.

David Bowie's "Berlin years" saw him release his Low (1977), Heroes (1977), and Lodger albums (1979). 1976, also saw Bowie co-write and produce The Idiot, his flat mate and collaborator Iggy Pop's solo debut. 


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