September 7, 2009

Sequined Jackson glove sells for $49K

One of the late U.S. pop star Michael Jackson's iconic sequined gloves has sold for $49,000 at auction, TMZ reported.

Jackson was entombed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Great Mausoleum in Glendale, Calif., last Thursday night -- 70 days after his death at the age of 50.

The recording artist died of cardiac arrest due to propofol intoxication and his personal physician is under investigation for allegedly administering the powerful anesthesia to help Jackson sleep. No criminal charges have yet been filed.

Warwick Stone reportedly purchased Jackson's glove at a Bonhams and Goodman auction in Melbourne during the weekend on behalf of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

TMZ said Jackson donned the the famous fashion accessory when he wed Debbie Rowe, the mother of his two oldest children -- Prince Michael II, 12 and Paris, 11 -- in 1996. The couple divorced in 1999.