Bob Marley's Walk of Fame star in Hollywood vandalized

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-25 12:23:50|Editor: Zhou Xin
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (HCC) Tuesday asked Los Angeles Police Department (LADP) to catch the vandal who destroyed pop culture icon Bob Marley's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to Ana Martinez of the HCC, who tweeted a photo of the damaged star Monday night, Bob Marley's star appeared to have been pounded on by something heavy like a sledgehammer and was totally destroyed.

Martinez was quoted by the CBS news channel as saying that the star would be repaired by the Hollywood Historic Trust at a cost of nearly 3,000 U.S. dollars and she hoped that the LAPD catches the vandal.

"Why would anyone do this to Bob Marley's star? Help me understand. The Walk of Fame is a State registered Historic landmark! Disrespectful," she tweeted.

Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are regularly vandalized, but a frequent target has been Donald Trump's star, which was awarded to the president in 2007 for his work producing the Miss Universe pageant and for his hit NBC reality television show The Apprentice.

Last October, Los Angeles man James Otis, dressing as a construction worker, took a pickax to Trump's star and destroyed it. Otis struck a plea deal with prosecutors in February that saw him avoid jail time in exchange for paying 4,400 dollars to the HCC and the Hollywood Historic Trust.

Marley, an internationally known Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, was awarded the star posthumously in February 2001. He died on May 11, 1981.