For Sale: Michael Jackson's MTV Video Music Award for "Thriller" - NBC Southern California

For Sale: Michael Jackson's MTV Video Music Award for "Thriller"



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    Michael Jackson's 1983 music video for "Thriller" ran more than 13 minutes and is widely considered one of the greatest music videos ever produced. It was inducted into the Library of Congress in 2009.

    Michael Jackson's MTV Video Music Award for "Thriller" is on the auction block and expected to fetch more than $100,000.

    The "Moonman" award was issued in 1984 at the cable network's inaugural VMAs. The viewer's choice accolade was given out for the iconic "Thriller" music video.

    "'Thriller' was Michael Jackson's music video masterpiece and any award from even the Beatles, Elvis, Madonna or the Rolling Stones isn't expected to match this piece at auction. It is the second most expensive Jackson item to be sold at auction after the $1.8 million 'Thriller' jacket," said Nate D. Sanders, whose memorabilia auction house is selling the award.

    As of Monday, the item had received one bid of $1,000, but according to Sanders, the award is expected to sell for more than $100,000. The auction ends April 2, according to the west LA-based auction company.

    Jackson died from a lethal dose of propofol on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of manslaughter for administering the drug.

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