LATEST: Former JOY DIVISION drummer STEPHEN MORRIS has spoken of his upset after robbers targeted the grave of his late bandmate Ian Curtis.
The tragic singer committed suicide in 1980 and was laid to rest in MACclesfield, Cheshire in north west England.
But now his grave has now been desecrated by thieves who have stolen the headstone.
And Morris has slammed the macabre act - insisting everyone who knew the late frontman is devastated by the news.
He says, "I just don't understand why anyone would do it. You couldn't sell it on eBay - it's ridiculous and very upsetting.
"There had been the films (2007's Control movie and this year's (08) eponymous documentary) so maybe someone thought they could cash in or maybe it's someone who is a bit deranged - you'd have to be.
"I'm speechless. It really is not a very nice thing at all."