Michael Jackson‘s deathbed has been removed from an upcoming auction at the request of the late singer’s family.
The bed was set to hit the auction block along with a handful of other items that were in the mansion that pop icon was renting in the final months of his life.
According to RollingStone.com, the bed frame did not include the mattress, which was removed as evidence by authorities following the singer’s death. Starting bids for the item were set at between $3,000 and $5,000.
In addition to King of Pop’s death bed, a never-before-seen piece of film footage of Jackson live in concert will soon go to auction. The footage was held by one of Jackson’s drivers and will be offered by the Fame Bureau auction house.
“It’s a film that’s frighteningly personal and up-close,” Fame Bureau CEO Ted Owen said in an interview posted on YouTube. “It’s like you’re on stage with Michael Jackson.”