A grieving father commissioned a unique iPhone-shaped gravestone in Russia in memory of his ‘mobile-loving’ daughter. Those visiting the Yuzhnoye cemetery in Ufa have been left perplexed by the five-feet tombstone erected over the burial plot of Rita Shameeva.
The gravestone, made of black basalt, has the Apple symbol on one side, and a picture of Shameeva on the front. The bizarre memorial also features a QR code on its base. The 25-year-old woman passed away in 2016, but the tombstone was only put up recently, Metro reported.
😐 В Уфе на кладбище на могиле девушки поставили гранитный памятник в виде iPhone 6. Говорят, стоимость – 104 тысячи рублей. Мы даже шутить не будем pic.twitter.com/sLOGnRAi5N
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Not much is known about the woman, who is said to have died due to an “unknown cause”.
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According to a Yahoo Lifestyle report, a Siberian artist named Pavel Kalyuk and his company is behind the unique tombstone.
“Initially, Kalyuk created the laser engraved monument to ‘attract attention,’ but people quickly requested to commission a tombstone for their dearly departed,” the report added.