Elvis Presley's autopsy tools to be auctioned
The instruments used in the autopsy of Elvis Presley will go up for auction in Chicago next month, ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the pop icon's death.entertainment Updated: Jul 22, 2010 13:04 IST
The instruments used in the autopsy of Elvis Presley will go up for auction in Chicago next month, ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the pop icon's death.
The items up for grabs include rubber gloves, forceps and the hanger used to hold the singer's burial suit, the BBC reported.
The tools were saved by a senior embalmer at the Memphis Funeral Home, which prepared Presley's body after his death in August 1977.
They will be auctioned in August and are expected to fetch up to $8,000 each.
Other items include a preparation room case report, a comb, dry cleaning tags and the coffin shipping invoice, a spokesperson for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said.
"It's really about owning a piece of the celebrity," said Mary Williams.
"And how much closer can you get than the actual embalming instruments?"
Last year, a clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Presley's head in 1958 was sold by the same auctioneers for $15,000.