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Michael Jackson's hat sells at auction

The hat worn by Michael Jackson during the most-watched TV special in history has sold at auction for $5,760.

The late King of Pop sported the black fedora while he performed his hit track Billie Jean on a televised show to celebrate his 30th anniversary as a solo performer in New York in 2001. The programme pulled in 450 million viewers worldwide.


The item was one of 17 items put up for sale by the Thriller hitmaker's friend, producer David Gest, at Fieldings auction house in England on Saturday (16Nov13). The sale raised a total of $45,000.