Lock of David Bowie's hair sells for over $18,000 at auction - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lock of David Bowie's hair sells for over $18,000 at auction

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Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -

A lock of the late music icon David Bowie's hair sold for nearly $20,000 at auction Saturday, according to the auction house that held the auction over the weekend.

Heritage Auctions says the hair from 1983 fetched a winning bid of $18,750. The pre-auction estimate was around $4,000.

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 hair was auctioned affixed to a black and white photograph depicting Bowie standing next to the consignor, Wendy Farrier of Wales, England. Bowie’s ever-changing hair color happened to be blond at the time his likeness was cast for the famous wax museum exhibit. Being a huge Bowie fan, after Farrier snipped the chunk of his hair – so its color could be duplicated for the wax figure's wig – she kept it for a souvenir," Heritage Auctions wrote in a release.

Bowie died in January at age 69 after a battle with liver cancer. 

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