John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has disappeared.
The brass monument has been reported missing from the sidewalk where it was placed in tribute to the Beatles legend in 1988 - eight years after he was gunned down outside his home in New York City.
According to Los Angeles website LAist.com, the asphalt has just an "empty outline of a star", which has been covered up with a plastic bag and tape.
The site speculates the plaque may have been stolen, damaged or removed to accommodate the area for the addition of Lennon's bandmate Ringo Starr's dedication, set to be laid down in February (10).
The Fab Four have their own group star, but the Imagine hitmaker was the first of the band to have his own solo tribute, while his bandmate George Harrison received a posthumous honour in April (09).