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Michael Jackson

Black Surgical Mask Fetching

Over $20,000 at Auction

4/26/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A black surgical mask that Michael Jackson allegedly wore the night before he died in 2009 has hit the auction block -- and the bids have already surpassed $20,000.

According to the auction house -- Nate D. Sanders Auctions -- MJ wore the mask (above) while rehearsing for his "This Is It" concert tour on June 24th, 2009 ... the singer's last ever rehearsal.

The auction house claims the mask  -- made of silk fabric, personally designed by the King of Pop -- contains visible traces of MJ's stage make-up along with a strand of his black hair.

One of MJ's former bodyguards was in possession of the mask, and swears by its authenticity. MJ famously wore surgical masks outdoors as a form of disguise.

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The auction ends April 30th -- and bidding has already reached $21,190. The auction house estimates the mask will sell for $50,000-$150,000.

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Nat    

People have completely lost their minds. That money could help a family from starving, it could educate someone, it could help fund a shelter. A mask...really!?!

879 days ago
17.

Bird    

He didn't so much wear the masks as a disguise, he wore them to cover up the monstrosity that was his face. You know how in 'The Phantom of The Opera" the guy wears a mask to cover the messed up side of his face? That's what MJ was doing, except he was trying to hide the sh_tty plastic surgery and his falling-off nose.

879 days ago
18.

Marvin    

That is sooooo ICK.

879 days ago
19.

who dat    

Bet there are about 10 dozen masks. On a side note this site has gone to schit

879 days ago
20.

oh really     

How did he manage to get "in Possession" of the mask , while he was an employee of Mr Jackson?
Is he saying it was a gift from the man to him on the last day of his life .
Or did he just grab it while he was performing his duties as a security guard.
Wonder if he got his wallet too on the way out the door..

I have never heard of someone being constantly surrounded by greed the way Michael Jackson was..and he was such a charitable person..its just sad

879 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON!! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU AND SO DO ALL THE ZILLIONS OF FANS THAT YOU HAVE ALL AROUND THE WORLD. I laugh at all who spew hate against MJ because they keep showing their jealousy, LOL

879 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

You can't believe it, you can't conceive it
and you can't touch me, 'cause I'm untouchable
and I know you hate it, and you can't take it
You'll never break me, 'cause I'm unbreakable!!

879 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

@jokerchick, funny you say that and all you are doing is sitting at your computer posting a hate comment, guess you need a hobbie unless..that's it, LOL!

879 days ago
25.

PathFinder    

Given the chance, every MJ hater here would have jumped on the MJ train, if they could have. Envy is painful.

879 days ago
27.

Woot    

A strand of his hair? Since he wore wigs, that strand is not biologically his, but he certainly owned it.

879 days ago
28.

nan    

Looks like just about everybody thought of MJ as a cash cow.
Why would an employee of his be in possession of this mask anyway? Is he saying it was a gift that MJ gave him on the last day of his life or did he just take it in the moment of chaos..
I wonder if he grabbed his wallet too..:((

Poor Michael, I have never heard of so many people who would do or say anything to get cash off this guy.
And he was such a charitable person

879 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

HAHAHAHA MORE JEALOUSY, ROFLMFAO!!!!!!

879 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

HAHAHAH MORE JEALOUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOO!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

879 days ago
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