Lock of David Bowie's hair to go up for auction

The famous strands are set to fetch more than £2,700

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Lock Of Bowie's Hair Could Fetch $4,000 At Auction

This weekend, an auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie's hair to fetch more than $4,000 (£2,714).

Heritage Auctions says Bowie's hair will go on the block Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, California.

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 of this year, at the age of 69, after a battle with liver cancer.

The auctioneer working on the sale, Margaret Barrett, told Metro: "We have sold a lot of celebrity hair in the past but never any of David Bowie's. This is pretty unique.

"It is difficult to predict how much it will go for but we recently sold some of John Lennon's hair, which was snipped from his head by his barber, for a huge sum.

She added: "This woman worked with him and was a wig-maker who was specifically tasked to deal with his hair."

"She is very credible and this is a direct piece of David Bowie. It is basically a piece of his DNA."

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