Truly nothing is sacred. Now the bed in which Michael Jackson died is going up for sale.
It is among hundreds of items from the California 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 also separately up for sale - for a reported $28.995 million.
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 an insomnia-plagued 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 with a large swimming pool and a pool house, where the singer's son Prince carved his name on a candle.
The medication room, on the top floor, leads to another walk-in cupboard and bathroom, where Jackson's make-up still remains on a small silk-covered stool beneath the vanity.
Curving staircases on each side of the mansion's most famous room lead down to the kitchen and the elegant foyer, where a grand piano sits topped with crystal candlesticks.
The home and its decor, which Jackson leased, are reminiscent of Neverland Ranch, Jackson's estate near Santa Barbara, said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions.
'He loved it because it was like Neverland,' he said. 'It was a very happy place where he spent his final days.'
Julien's Auctions sold collectibles from the Neverland Ranch in April of 2009.
Like Neverland, the Carolwood house features its own cinema - this one outfitted entirely in burgundy velvet with loveseat-style sofas and a fresco of a cloud-dotted sky on the ceiling.
Katherine Jackson's attorney, Perry Sanders, said he was aware of the Carolwood auction and has '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.'
Built in 2000 and designed by architect Richard Landry, the house at 100 North Carolwood Drive looks like a French chateau and is dominated by 18th and 19th century French decor.
The Real Estalker website said it has been listed for $28.995 million with Jerry Jolton of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills South.
Jackson was renting the mansion, owned by Roxanne and Hubert Guex, for $100,000 a month, when he died.
Guez is the current CEO of the Ed Hardy brand, who bought the property in 2004 for $18.5 million.
The walls are lined with various watercolour and acrylic paintings and sculptures fill nooks in the den and family rooms.
The 54,885-square-foot Holmby Hills home is for sale, but not up for auction. The house has six bedrooms and 10 fireplaces. It also has a wine cellar, fitness centre and formal dining and sitting rooms.
Photos of the house and the items available for sale are featured in a limited-edition auction catalogue, which is being sold for 100 dollars.