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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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47.

Marie    

Poor MJ. Next they will sell his used underwear for a million buck. Pretty disgusting that they are still profiting off him almost three years after his death.

827 days ago
48.

MiMi    


Michael Jackson's bodyguard nabbed selling his mask

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009

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November 30, 2009, (Splash News) - A bodyguard of Michael Jackson has been reported trying to sell a surgical face mask worn by the king of pop the night before he died.

The News of the World reports Eric Muhammad is secretly demanding $150,000 for the mask.

In an apparent set-up, the paper allegedly caught out him trying to sell the black silky mask to a reporter posing as a businessman. He reportedly filched the mask after he took Jackson's three children to the Los Angeles hospital where the singer was ultimately pronounced dead.

Video footage allegedly shows Muhammad, 36, saying: "This is the only way I could, you know, preserve it. This was HIS and you are more than welcome to DNA it. It still has his make-up on it. It still smells like him. It's very sentimental to me and it's personal. The number that I had initially in my mind was to offer it up for 200 hundred grand."

The News of the World writes: "We were tipped off by an LA businessman who had already been approached, and our man took the 'customer's' place. Within seconds of entering our suite at the Intercontinental Montelucia hotel close to his home in Phoenix, Arizona, Muhammad was boasting of his close relationship with the Jackson clan."

http://www.sawfnews.com/Gossip/61438.aspx">http://www.sawfnews.com/Gossip/61438.aspx

827 days ago
51.

susie    

It smells like angels

It smells like ...


http://youtu.be/v3xwCkhmies


... I STILL LOVE YOU

827 days ago
53.

MiMi    

Oh crap. Here is the link to the video, Copy and paste it into your browser.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbcysd_michael-jackson-s-bodyguard-caught_news

827 days ago
55.

MiMi    

So susie gets someone to come on her posing as her son and tells the world she is dead.


What a sick trick......

827 days ago
56.

LC4Michael    

Good grief OW and gang still posting and cloning 24/7 on here! Get a job, a life or something for goodness sakes. Guess Welfare pays better than I thought!

827 days ago
58.

MiMi    


What exactly am I going to hell for SusieQ?


I'm not the one who lied. But you, that's a whole nother story.

827 days ago
59.

MiMi    

Yea, UnWell,


I bet you think that is pretty cute that Susie faked her own death.

Real funny. Prayers for susie. Whatever......

827 days ago
60.

BeHonest    

stupid.

827 days ago
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