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Hamburg cemetery: grave of Jan Fedder damaged


Unknown people damaged the grave of the late actor Jan Fedder in Hamburg. The area is temporarily closed.

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Burial site of the Hamburg actor Jan Fedder in the Hamburg-Ohlsdorf cemetery 

Photo: Chris Emil Janssen / imago images

For many years, Jan Fedder was one of the most popular series actors on German television.

As a Kiez police officer Dirk Matthies, he investigated the Hamburg "urban district".

The actor died on December 30, 2019 at the age of 64 from complications from cancer.

The memorial service took place in Hamburg's Michel in January, thousands lined the streets as the funeral convoy passed through St. Pauli.

Fedder was buried in the Ohlsdorf cemetery.

It is there that strangers are said to have tampered with the archway and the locked gate that lead to his grave.

This was announced by a cemetery spokeswoman on Monday.  

First the "Hamburger Abendblatt" reported on the incident.

Access to the grave site has been cordoned off, a tape recorder and a "no entry" sign warn visitors that the actor's final resting place is not open to the public. 

Usually, fans of the deceased actor put flowers and letters in front of the gate and light candles.

The sentence "Love is immortal" is engraved on the tombstone.

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Source: spiegel

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