The Public Image Ltd. frontman gave a heartfelt tribute to a late fan.
Photo via YouTube screenshot

Johnny Rotten, aka John Lydon, honored a late fan in an unconventional way while performing with Public Image Ltd.

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The Sex Pistols former lead singer scattered a fan’s ashes onstage at a gig in Frome, England. Lydon announced that a fan named Stuart had died, and the man’s sister requested that his ashes be spread onstage.

“I think that’s one of the nicest, most humblest things,” Lydon said to the crowd about the request. “This is for Stuart, a fan whose request is his ashes be spread on the PiL stage. Stuart, we love you! In memory!”

Lydon then took the ashes, which appear to be in an envelope, and threw them in the air while fans cheered and Public Image Ltd. went into their next song.

There’s a video of the tribute, which was shot by Stuart’s sister. You can watch it below.

Public Image Ltd. will on tour in North America in October. Check out the dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. here.

Dates
10/09 – New Orleans, [email protected] The Civic Theatre
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/12 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
10/13 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/18 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/21 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
10/25 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
11/06 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Centre