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Oscar Wilde's Tomb Kissed to Death


Oscar Wilde's tomb in Paris (Photo: Jacob Epstein/Wiki Commons)

The writer Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland, he flourished in England, and he died destitute in Paris, France.
His grave is in the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. On the 111th anniversary of his death on Wednesday, his refurbished tomb was officially unveiled.
It seems the sculpture that adorns the grave had been damaged by the many visitors who planted kisses on the stone monument, leaving their lipstick behind.
Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Sheila Pratschke with the Irish Cultural Center in Paris.

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