Michael Jackson's Bed Pulled From Auction
For fans who dreamed of falling asleep at night with the headboard from Michael Jackson’s bed above their heads, that dream is over.
Julien’s Auctions house, which was set to include the queen-sized headboard from the bed where Jackson died in its Dec. 17 auction, has pulled the item from the event featuring items from Jackson's last residence, 100 North Carolwood Drive.
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"This item is the only portion of the bed that had been listed for auction, and no part of the bed remains for sale," company president Darren Julien told The AP. He added that the headboard was removed from the auction at the request of Jackson's estate. Julien stated that the actual mattress that Jackson slept on was never part of the auction.
The contents of the Bel Air mansion that Jackson rented will be auctioned off on Dec. 17, with a preview beginning Dec. 12. The items up for auction include fine art, antiques and furniture, and also personal items such as a chalkboard with the phrase "I (heart) Daddy" written on it by one of Jackson’s children.
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In 2009, Julien’s Auctions sold items from Jackson's Neverland Ranch including one of the singer's signature gloves - which went for more than $400,000.
The 54,885 square-foot-home, which Jackson and his three children lived during his final days, will also be up for sale (not auction). The price has not been disclosed.
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The Beverly Hills-based auction was announced on the same day that Jackson’s longtime doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson died June 25, 2009, of acute propofol intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest in his home. Murray had been charged with administering the fatal dose.