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Lana Del Rey addresses thief who stole ‘family mementos’

Del Rey said her younger sister's photographs were among the valuables stolen.


Alexandra Samuels


Posted on Dec 28, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:21 pm CDT

Lana Del Rey doesn’t want her thief behind bars, but she does want her stuff back. 

On Dec. 27, the “West Coast” artist shared a message via Twitter pleading with whoever stole her “family mementos” to return the items back “for a no questions asked reward.”

“Hoping everyone had a great holiday — wanted to make a quick announcement. This week, family mementos including my sisters entire retrospective were taken,” she wrote in a Notes app screenshot posted to Twitter. 

The 34-year-old singer was referring to photos taken by Chuck Grant, her younger sister who is a professional photographer.

In the post, Del Rey said she wanted the items back “no questions asked.”

“I’d love to encourage whoever took it to please consider sending any of the scans of her previous work back to us for a no questions asked reward,” she wrote. “The work we lost can’t be reproduced and exists nowhere but where it was. Thanks so much[,] Lana.”

Of course, most of the “Doin’ Time” singer’s fans responded in kind. 

“Tell us the suspects we’ll handle the rest,” Twitter user @marianojpg wrote.

Others similarly responded with memes.

Twitter user @Squidwrd_Stan posted a meme of Kris Jenner saying “This is a case for the FBI.”

“Who stole it ?” Twitter user @b0rntodix wrote, along with a meme of Del Rey herself holding a gun up to the camera.


According to MSN, Grant has photographed her sister various times and her work has been used to promote each of Del Rey’s albums.

Del Rey hasn’t publicly commented on whether the items were returned.



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*First Published: Dec 28, 2019, 11:49 am CST