July 4, 2008
London -- Thieves have stolen a memorial stone for Ian Curtis, front man of the influential British post-punk band Joy Division. The stone, bearing the epitaph "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - the title of the band's most famous song - was taken from Macclesfield Crematorium in Cheshire, England, on Monday or Tuesday, police said.
Curtis committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 23.
Local officials have appealed for the stone's return.