(CNS) – Someone vandalized Bob Marley’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and it will cost about $3,000 to repair it.
The vandalism was discovered on Monday, said Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“It had been pounded on with what appears to be a sledgehammer or something heavy like that, totally destroying it,” Martinez said.
“This is considered vandalism to a State Historic Landmark,” she said. “It will be repaired by the Hollywood Historic Trust and will cost nearly $3,000 to repair it.”
Martinez tweeted a photo of the damaged star, along with the message: “Why would anyone do this to Bob Marley’s star? Help me understand. The Walk of Fame is a State registered Historic landmark! Disrespectful.”
The reggae artist died in 1981. He was posthumously awarded the star, located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd., in 2001.