David Bowie memorial plaque stolen from former Berlin home

This comes only three weeks after its unveiling

A plaque dedicated to David Bowie has been stolen in Berlin just three weeks after its unveiling.

The memorial plaque – which quoted the late musician’s lyrics from his hit ‘Heroes’: “We can be heroes, just for one day” – was unveiled by the city’s mayor last month at his former home from 1976 to 1978.

German newspaper BZ reports that the act of vandalism and theft took place on Saturday and that police are now investigating the crime. It is also noted that the company that produced the plaque had multiple prints made in the event of damage or theft.

Additional photos have suggested that the plaque smashed upon being removed.

Bowie wrote and recorded his albums ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – also producing Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ – during his time in Berlin.


David Bowie’s final recordings (‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’) will feature on an upcoming album released to coincide with the London launch of his ‘Lazarus’ play. The 2CD/3LP ‘Lazarus Cast Album’ will be released on October 21 via ISO/RCA Records.

Last week, Michael C Hall performed a Bowie tribute at the 2016 Mercury Prize ceremony, where the late music icon’s final album ‘Blackstar’ was nominated.