Michael Jackson's Last Home And Belongings To Be Auctioned Off
Michael Jackson fans and collectors will have a shot at sleeping on the bed that the King of Pop took his last breath.
Julien's Auctions house is set to sell off items from Jackson's last residence, 100 North Carolwood Drive during a live auction Saturday, Dec. 17 in Beverly Hills. There will be a preview beginning Dec. 12.
The sale will feature many of the singer's most valuable possessions including furniture, paintings, antiques and decorative items.
The furniture for purchase, which will include the queen-size bed Jackson died in reports the Associated Press, will also include a gilded Louis XV headboard (expected to fetch between $3,000 and $4,000) as well as a burlwood Victorian Revival Style armoire (estimated price: $6,000 - $8,000).
"We want to preserve the history of these items," Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions told the AP, which reports that a chalkboard inside the home's kitchen, has a note written in chalk in what seems to be children's handwriting that reads, "'I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free.' The chalkboard will be sold as-is, and is expected to fetch more than $400."
The 54,885 square-foot-home, which Jackson and his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket lived during his final days, will also be up for sale (not auction). The price has not been disclosed.
Julien's Auctions also handled the sale of the singer's collectibles (like his famed glove) from his Neverland Ranch in 2009.
On Monday, Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement with the pop star's death.
In addition, Jackson's estate has set up a showcase of the singer's personal items and career memorabilia (including items from his music videos like "Scream" and tour costumes), called Michael Jackson Fan Fest, to be displayed at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Dec. 3-14. Jackson's brothers Marlon, Jackie and Tito are set to attend Sun. Dec. 4.