Memory of Michael Jackson wiped from Neverland Ranch

All traces removed as Sotheby'€™s try to sell star's home

Memory of Michael Jackson Wiped From Neverland Ranch in an Attempt to Sell
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went on the market earlier this year, but has had very few interested buyers.

Now, all references to the star have been removed from the home in hopes it will sell.

The 'King of Pop' lived in the sprawling $110m (£64m) amusement park for more than 20 years, but every clue of his presence at the the Los Olivos property in southern California has been removed.

Renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the property has been on the market with estate agent Sotheby's International Realty since May.

But a brochure sent out to potential buyers makes no reference to the singer, and instead describes his former home as the 'ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approximately 2,698 acres'.

When Jackson lived in the property, it was home to a fairground and a zoo, but these have long been removed. Only the 5,000 square-foot cinema remains as final hint at the property's once flamboyant past, reports the Daily Mail.

Haunted by allegations

Jackson bought the property in 1987 for $19.5m (£12.5m), but handed the ranch over to investment film Colony Capital LLC in 2008 following financial troubles.

"We hope and trust that any new owners of Neverland will respect the historical importance and special nature of this wonderful property. Michael's memory lives on in the hearts of his fans worldwide," the singer's estate said in a statement in May.

The property is haunted by allegations that the pop star molested children during sleepovers at the ranch, including Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.

Jackson, who died from an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol in 2009, aged 50, was never convicted of any offence.