Michael Jackson's surgical mask, worn on the eve of his death, now up for auction

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From MSNBC: The black surgical mask Michael Jackson was often seen wearing when he was alive is up for auction, and already a hot commodity on the market board.

Contributed by Jackson’s former personal bodyguard, Eric Muhammad, who signed a certificate stating the pop icon wore it the day before he died, the item is being bid on through auctioneer Nate D. Sanders, and already has stacked up more than $21,000 through seven bidders alone.

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Described as “the mask that covered the singer’s nose and mouth” during his final rehearsal for comeback tour, “This Is It,” the silk guise is said to have been tailored for Jackson and shows “visible traces of his makeup.” Additionally, the auction site notes, “a single dark strand of Jackson’s hair accompanies the mask.”

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