Darren Julien Clarifies Details For Auctioning Off Michael Jackson’s Death Bed

It’s the story that’s shocking many fans of the King of Pop, and the man behind putting up Michael Jackson’s death-bed for auction called in this morning to set some of the facts straight about the piece up for auction.

Darren Julien of the L.A.-based Julien’s Auctions has auctioned off numerous pieces of rare collector memorabilia belonging to celebrities like Cher, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and other items from Michael Jackson. But the auction of MJ’s bed is not exactly what the media has been portraying it, in fact, it’s not even the entire bed that’s being sold.

[pullquote quote=”Everything we do is first class and tasteful.” credit=”Darren Julien “]

There was a collective gasp and shock from fans when news broke that Michael Jackson’s bed that he died in was being auctioned off by respected L.A. auctioneer Darren Julien. Julien joined us this morning to clear up some misinterpreted information that’s been spread in the media about this item up for auction.

It’s not Michael’s entire bed being sold, Julien’s Auctions is only putting up the headboard, which he expects will fetch somewhere between $3,000- $5,000 range.

“Because of our history with Michael Jackson, our goal is to focus on the contents of the house. I didn’t think it would blow up as big as it did,” explains Julien. “Everything we do is first class and tasteful.”

Other items from Michael Jackson’s house will also be up for auction including fine and decorative art, and will be on public display at the Julien Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills across from Saks 5th Avenue.

The gallery is free and open to the public and runs from Monday, Dec 12-17, which is the auction date, where all the items will be on display. For more information, visit juliensauctions.com and listen to our interview with Darren Julien below.

  • RainbowRay

    Selling Michael Jackson’s bed, well that’ll be the “death of me” seeing that happen. I think people have jumped the gun thinking it’s the whole bed and not the “headboard” which it apparently is and for W$3,000-5,000. I wouldn’t take it even if it were given for free.

    I’d like to remember someone famous who died when they were alive, not when they were dead or have an artifact in which he/she died in, but that’s me; to each his own taste I guess.

    Speaking of which if Fiona asks me one day if I think she has any taste (by what she’s wearing for example), I’ll turn to her and say, “I don’t know , let me taste you!” (a classic line from M.A.S.H–Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda).


    • Casandra

      The owners are sick, greedy and the last financial vultures in Michaels life with no respect for Michaels Mom, children and family, I hope the Jacksons sue them for them being heartless and financially desperate.

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