LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — An auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie’s hair to fetch more than $4,000 this weekend.
Heritage Auctions says Bowie’s hair will go on the block Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, California.READ MORE: De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Once FDA Approved
Heritage says the lock comes from a former employee at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. She snipped some of Bowie’s hair in the 1980s to create a wig for a wax figure of the singer. Heritage says she kept it as a souvenir.
The rock superstar died in January at 69 after a battle with liver cancer.
Bowie was remembered as a musical, stylistic and social chameleon who influenced and inspired artists for decades.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
Tributes poured in for Bowie, with politicians, clerics, actors and an astronaut offering their recollections of the late musician. Many have been personal reflections of the life of the man as well as the star.
Bowie was a master of reinvention – creating characters and personas, including the androgynous and deliberately outrageous Ziggy Stardust, the even more flamboyant extension of Ziggy Stardust in Aladdin Sane, and the hollow and perhaps villainous Thin White Duke.
Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.MORE NEWS: Gov. Murphy Says New Jersey Is On Path To Universal Pre-K
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