Jackson’s mansion death bed up for sale

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The bed where Michael Jackson died is up for sale.

It is among hundreds of items from the mansion where Jackson spent his final days that are to go for auction next month.

The various antique furnishings and paintings that surrounded the King of Pop as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts will be auctioned on December 17 in Los Angeles.

The home where Jackson lived with his three children from December 2008 until his death on June 25, 2009, is separately up for sale.

A note from one of the children that reads “I (heart) Daddy” remains on a chalkboard inside the home’s sprawling kitchen.

Highlights will be shown at an exhibit at beginning on December 12.

At the very moment on Monday that Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death, reporters were taking a private preview tour of the three-storey home where the pop star lived and died.

The bedroom shown in evidence photos at Murray’s criminal trial was actually considered a “medication room” by the Jackson team. Murray was found guilty of supplying Jackson with the powerful operating-room anaesthetic propofol to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his comeback.

Jackson maintained an adjacent bedroom that he regarded as his inner sanctum – a private place only for him.

It is in this second bedroom that the pop star wrote a message to himself on the mirror of an antique armoire. “TRAIN, perfection, March April. FULL OUT May,” it reads. Jackson was to begin his London concert run in July.

His private bedroom included a bathroom larger than most living rooms and two massive walk-in cupboards.

Among the items for sale in the medication room, where evidence was collected for Murray’s trial, are upholstered chairs smudged with Jackson’s makeup and the deathbed, which looks out to an expansive back garden surrounded by tall trees.