Courtesy of KPM BerlinA recently erected plaque honoring the site where David Bowie lived in Berlin from 1976 to 1978 has been destroyed. German newspaper BZ reports that pieces of the commemorative marker were found Saturday on the sidewalk of the street where it was unveiled August 22.

According to the newspaper, it’s unclear whether the china plaque was broken by souvenir seekers or vandals. A police spokeswoman said while “criminal damage” was identified, it couldn’t be ruled out that the marker may have simply come loose and fallen off the wall where it was affixed.

The plaque was located in Schöneberg district of the German capital, at the site of the apartment Bowie shared with his friend and musical collaborator Iggy Pop. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller was on hand to unveil the marker, which featured Bowie’s name, his birth and death dates, and an inscription explaining that while the singer lived at the residence he worked on the albums Low, Heroes and Lodger, known as his “Berlin Trilogy.” The plaque also featured a famous lyric from his song “Heroes”: “We can be Heroes, just for one day.”

The BZ article noted that the company that produced the plaque had made multiple copies, so a replacement likely will be placed at the site soon.

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