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Michael Jackson's deathbed, personal items to be auctioned

November 9, 2011 |  8:27 am

A slide of the bed where Michael Jackson died

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

Hundreds of items from the Holmby Hills home of late pop legend Michael Jackson will be offered up for auction next month, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

A list of the items includes the bed where Jackson died, as well as a chalkboard in the home’s kitchen where one of his children wrote, "I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free."

The chalkboard with the note is expected to fetch more than $400.

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Also on the block for the Dec. 17 auction are upholstered chairs smudged with Jackson's makeup from the singer's “medication room, where evidence was collected for the trial of his personal physician, Conrad Murray.

Murray was found guilty Monday of involuntary manslaughter for providing Jackson with the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his comeback.

"We want to preserve the history of these items," celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien told the AP.

Julien's Auctions will sell the various antique furnishings, paintings and sculptures that surrounded the King of Pop as he prepared for a series of concerts.

Jackson’s rented 54,885-square-foot home on North Carolwood Drive is up for sale -- though not up for auction -- at an undisclosed price. The house has six bedrooms and 10 fireplaces. It also has a wine cellar, fitness center and formal dining and sitting rooms.

Jackson lived there with his three children from December 2008 until his death in June 2009.

[For the record, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8,: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that Michael Jackson died in July 2009. He died in June of that year.]

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 -- Sam Quinones

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Photo: An image of the bed where Michael Jackson died is shown in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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