Brenda Chase, Getty Images LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's mother sat in…
- Posted on Nov 9th 2011 5:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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According to the Associated Press, the queen-sized bed that Jackson died on is being sold off along with other household items from the late superstar's California residence.
"We want to preserve the history of these items," said Julien Darren of Julien's Auctions, which is overseeing the event next month.
Those disturbed by the sale of MJ's deathbed will be just as shocked to see a chalkboard from his kitchen that allegedly reads "I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free" -- a personal message from one of Jackson's children -- also on the auction block.
And if you think this rubs you the wrong way, just imagine how Jackson's mother, Katherine, feels. She's in the process of trying to halt the auction, with her lawyer stating they've "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."
Jackson and his three children lived in the gated mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive -- which was decorated like his famous Neverland Ranch residence -- from December 2008 until the singer's death on June 25, 2009.
Earlier this week, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was accused of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, was found guilty. He faces up to four years in prison and may have his medical license revoked.