Remember the shock, awe and immediate sense of disgust when you heard that Michael Jackson's deathbed was going to be auctioned off? Well, that never ended up happening, but the rest of the items from Michael Jackson's home and bedroom were auctioned off this weekend, raking in $1.6 million.
A number of very intimate and personalized items from the mansion that Michael Jackson was renting when he died have been auctioned off over the weekend.
The armoire from his own bedroom featured a handwritten note etched in by the gloved-one himself that read, "Train, perfection March April Full out May" which was in reference to his 50-date London residency at The O2 arena he was to embark on before his untimely death. This mirrored armoire went for $18,750.
A chalkboard from the kitchen went for $5,000 and it also had a handwritten message written by a then 11-year-old Paris that read "love Daddy/I
Also, the rug that Michael lay on when paramedics tried to revive him in June of 2009 sold for $15,360. Also, a small bedside table with no sentimental value went for $5,000.
It is not known who purchased the items, but it's obviously someone who really likes Michael Jackson, or someone with not enough bedroom furniture.
However, the items that grabbed the highest bids were two paintings. A watercolor by Maurice Utrillo went for $35,200 and an oil painting by Adelsteen Normann sold for $46,785.
Sadly, no iconic Michael Jackson items were auctioned off. No fedora hats, no gloves, no glittery black jackets.