Headboard from the bed where Jackson died was removed from the auction
The furniture from Michael Jackson’s rented California home grabbed top dollar at an auction in Beverly Hills. The deceased pop star’s belongings brought in nearly $1 million, according
to reports. Fans and collectors purchased a chalkboard that belonged to his children, which included a message of love written by the singer’s three children, and an armoire with note written on the mirror by Jackson himself. The auction was conducted by Julian’s auction, which has held other sells for high profile clients. The auction also included furniture, artwork and other items from the rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive, where Jackson lived as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts in London before his death in June, 2009. The headboard from the bed where Jackson died at age 50 was removed from the auction at the family's request, but the rug that was beneath the bed sold for US$15,360. The estimate had been US$400 to US$600.
Julien's Auctions has conducted auctions for dozens of celebrities, including Cher, Barbra Streisand, William Shatner and Slash.
Jackson commissioned the company to sell the contents of his Neverland Ranch before the auction was called off in early 2009. Julien's also sold Jackson's famous Thriller jacket for US$1.8 million earlier this year.