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Bob Marley's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized

The star will be repaired Wednesday

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    Bob Marley's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized
    Ana Martinez
    Bob Marley's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized.

    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.

    She said the star will be repaired Wednesday.

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    "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.

    Another star was notably destroyed by a sledgehammer last October: President Donald Trump's. An heir to the Otis Elevator Company fortune surrendered to police, saying he attacked the star as "an act of civil disobedience."

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    The man who smashed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame stands by his actions. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016)

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