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Late Beatle George Harrison's Memorial Tree Brought Down By Actual Beetles In Los Angeles

22/07/2014 14:27 BST | Updated 22/07/2014 14:59 BST

In a bizarre case of life imitating... something, a tree planted in honour of late Beatle George Harrison has come a cropper, courtesy of a plague of actual beetles.

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George Harrison was a much-celebrated resident of Los Angeles in his final years

The Los Angeles Times reports that the local monument - a 10-foot-tall pine planted in 2004m - was overcome by an infestation of insects.

George Harrison died in LA in 2001, after spending many of his final years there.

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George Harrison's tree in happier times, being planted

The tree's plaque remains in situ. It reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener," and includes a quote from one of George's gurus, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."

A local councilman has promised a new tree will be planted soon.

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