Yes, unfortunately, just days before what would have been John Lennon's 73rd birthday (today), vandals scribbled over his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.

From googlecom:

The unidentified graffiti artist or artists scribbled a smiley face and various messages on the star, which is next to those of his Fab Four band mates outside the Capitol Records building in downtown Hollywood.

But, fear not, the graffiti has been removed in time for the gathering of the masses of people who are paying homage to John today.

From Entertainment Weekly online:

The star which sits outside the Capitol Records building was defaced Saturday night by unknown vandals, and scrubbed clean by Monday. We couldn’t have Lennon’s star looking all messy for his 73rd birthday on Wednesday.

John said many things that so many of us resonated with, but this is one of my favorites:

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”