Michael Jackson's deathbed goes under the hammer
Michael Jackson's deathbed is being put up for auction while the multi-million dollar mansion where he died is being sold separately.
The bed is among hundreds of items from the California mansion where the pop legend spent his final days that are going to be sold next month.
The three-storeyed house where Jackson lived with his three children from Dec 2008 till his death on June 25, 2009, is reported to grab 28.995 million dollars.
Jackson rented the 54,885-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion for 100,000 dollars a month before he died.
According to executive director of Julien's Auctions Martin Nolan, the home and its decor, which Jackson leased, are reminiscent of the singer's Neverland Ranch.
"He loved it because it was like Neverland," the Daily Mail quoted Nolan as saying.
"It was a very happy place where he spent his final days," he added.
Like Neverland, the Carolwood house features its own cinema, outfitted entirely in burgundy velvet with loveseat-style sofas and a fresco of a cloud-dotted sky on the ceiling.
Built in 2000 and designed by architect Richard Landry, the house at 100 North Carolwood Drive looks like a French chateau and is dominated by 18th and 19th century French decor.
The walls are lined with various watercolour and acrylic paintings and sculptures fill nooks in the den and family rooms.
The house has six bedrooms and 10 fireplaces, and also has a wine cellar, fitness centre and formal dining and sitting rooms.