The statue of Till Lindemann was erected in honour of his 60th birthday (Picture: Instagram/@roxxy__roxx_/Getty)
A statue of Rammstein’s frontman Till Lindemann has been stolen just hours after it was unveiled in the German city of Rostock.
The statue was erected by artist Roxxy Roxx outside the house Till lived in as a child in the Evershagen district of the city to celebrate his 60th birthday.
However, less than a day after the statue was unveiled, German news outlet NDR has reported that police are investigating its theft.
They report that the statue was removed at around 10am on January 4 with an appeal for witnesses to come forward.
The artist proudly posted images of their creation to Instagram, writing: ‘Early happy birthday, @till_lindemann_official I made you a statue.
‘Till Lindeman was born 04.01.1963 in Leipzig and grew up to become the biggest Rockstar of germany as the singer of famous @rammsteinofficial.
The statue stood outside Till’s childhood home for less than 24 hours (Picture: Instagram/@roxxy__roxx)
‘The statue is located in Rostock, Evershagen in front of the house where Till lived in his youth.’
Fellow fans of the rock band flocked to congratulate the artist on her work with one – now ironically – writing: ‘May he stand there forever!’
A second wrote: ‘A fine piece of thought artwork ✨ ..We are waiting for new photos taken at beautiful angles in daylight.’
Police are calling for witnesses to come forward (Picture: Tristar Media/WireImage)
While a third said: ‘I really hope that one stays on its spot. Looks really nice!’
Other fans reacted to the theft of statue, as one wrote: ‘And already stolen ? The person should be ashamed of themselves!’
Rammstein will head out on tour this spring (Picture: Elena Di Vincenzo//Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Another said: ‘Unfortunately already stolen! No chance to see them in nature once!’
A final fan wrote: ‘I would have loved to see the statue too. It’s really a shame..’
Rammstein will head out on a European tour this spring, starting in Lithuania in May.
The tour will be in support of their eighth studio album, Zeit, which was released last year.
The band described the album as showing them ‘in a more contemplative mood, often expressing an acute awareness of the fragility of life and their own mortality.’