George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

Published On: Jul 22 2014 08:23:21 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2014 08:44:31 PM EDT

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A tree planted in memory of Beatles songwriter and musician George Harrison has been killed by actual beetles.

The living monument fell victim to an infestation of the insects that couldn't be thwarted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Standing 10 feet tall, the pine tree was planted in the city's Griffith Park in 2004 and accompanied by a plaque.

A new one will be planted in its stead shortly, Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Times.

Harrison died at age 58 in 2001. The tree was planted because Harrison spent his final days in Los Angeles, and was an avid gardener in his adult life.

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