Bed in Which Michael Jackson Took Last Breath Up for Auction

A chalkboard with a note scrawled by one of Michael Jackson's children also will be for sale

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    The bed in which Michael Jackson spent his final night will be among the items up for auction later this year.

    The queen-size bed, a chalkboard on which the King of Pop's children wrote a message to their father, paintings, sculptures and furniture are among contents of the Holmby Hills mansion that will be part of the Julien's Auction, scheduled for December. Jackson rented the estate and lived there with Paris, Prince and Blanket during preparations for a series of comback concerts.

    It was in a second-floor bedroom where the entertainer took his final breath on June 25, 2009. His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Monday after a six-week trial that included emotional accounts of what happened in the bedroom on the day Jackson died.

    The furnishings were leased to Jackson during his time at the Carolwood Drive estate.

    "We want to preserve the history of these items,'' auctioneer Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, told the Associated Press.

    Katherine Jackson's attorney, Perry Sanders Jr., told the AP he is aware of the auction. He said he has "done everything we can to ascertain that items from this address are not being auctioned using Michael's name and likeness to enhance the items' value."

    Promotional materials do not mention Jackson. The auction items are simply identified as those of "100 North Carolwood Drive."

    The chalk-written note from one of the superstar's children reads, "I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free," according to the AP. It's expected to be auctioned for more than $400.

    As for the bed (pictured, right), it is where Murray administered the powerful surgical sedative propofol to Jackson as a sleep aid. A security guard testified during his trial that he saw a motionless Jackson on the bed after receiving an urgent call from the pop star's assistant. Murray attempted to move Jackson from the bed and told the guard to remove Jackson's children from the scene, Alberto Alvarez testified at the trial.

    Paramedics testified that Jackson was likely already dead by the time they arrived at the mansion, but Murray insisted his patient be transported to an emergency room.

    Items from the auction will be part of a free exhibition at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. The exhibition is scheduled for Dec. 12. through 17.

    The nearly 17,000-square-foot mansion is for sale, but not part of the auction. Homes in the area go for $18 million or more.

    Julien's also auctioned items from Jackson's Neverland Ranch in April 2009.

    Related: The Conrad Murray Trial

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