Thieves have stolen a plaque from AC/DC frontman Bon Scott’s grave on what would have been the rock legend’s 60th birthday.
The National Trust of Australia brass plaque is thought to have been stolen from the gravesite at Fremantle Cemetery in Western Australia sometime between Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Sunday (July 9) would have been Scott‘s 60th birthday.
Doug Thorncroft, self-described “head honcho” of the WA Bon Scott Fan Club, told Theage.com.au he was “shattered” by the theft.
He said: “It’s very disappointing, particularly at this very special time of the year. Some insignificant individual has decided to sabotage it, and steal this plaque.”
Thorncroft added that the theft may lead to tighter security around the grave, which is a popular tourist destination, attracting thousands of rock ‘n’ roll pilgrims every year.
Scott was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, but emigrated to Australia at the age of six. He was found dead aged just 33 in a friend’s car in the early hours of February 19, 1980, after a night of heavy drinking in London‘s Camden Town.