George Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beetles

392279 01: (FILE PHOTO) Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison performs December 3, 1963 during a concert. It was reported November 8, 2001 that Harrison is undergoing cancer treatment in a Staten Island, N.Y., hospital. Harrison, 58, died in Los Angeles after a long battle against cancer, a family friend said November 30, 2001.
In “so ridiculous I can’t make this up news:”  A tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of Beatle George Harrison was killed as the result of a beetle infestation.

Yes…you read that correctly.  Harrison’s memorial tree was killed by “beetlemania.”

According to the LA Times, the tree was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory and honored Harrison with one of his favorite hobbies, which was gardening. 

As expected, a new tree will be planted in the original tree’s place.  You can think of it in the same way as you would Rain or The Fab Four: A great tribute, but nothing like the real thing.