Michael Jackson’s grave defaced by mourners

Posted on 15 July 2010
By Martin Higgins
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Michael Jackson’s tomb has been defaced after vandals wrote on the star’s grave stone with ink.

The King of Pop was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery memorial in Glendale, California following his death last year.

Countless fans from around the world have flocked to pay their respects ever since, but some have overstepped the mark leaving permanent tributes.

Some ill-advised mourners have taken to writing tributes on the tomb despite warnings, leaving messages such as ‘Miss you sweet angel’ and ‘Keep the dream alive’.

Officials at Forest Lawn are fuming about the markings, because many were made using permanent ink.

A representative said, “Activity such as this is a prime example why we are evaluating the level of access to the various entrances of the Great Mausoleum.”

This is not the first incident of overeager fans leaving their own personal markings at the star-studded cemetery.

In May security was increased when the tomb of late Hollywood legend Clark Gable was found covered in lipstick marks.