Yesterday, I read an article on Bustle titled Truman Capote's Ashes Are Going To Auction by Kristian Wilson. In the article, Wilson writes the following:
More than three decades after the author died, Truman Capote's ashes are going to auction. Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles will sell Capote's remains to the highest bidder, with a starting price of $2,000. The tale of how Truman Capote's ashes wound up on the auction block is one of the weirdest literature-history stories to come out this year, so strap yourself in for a wild ride.Truman Capote's ashes are expected to fetch between $4,000 to $6,000, which is kind of wild if you ask me!! I don't care how much I like an author, the idea of having their ashes is kind of creepy if you ask me.
Wilson goes on to write in the article:
The social butterfly Capote, who enjoyed hobnobbing and gossip, befriended Joanne Carson — wife of The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson — in whose Bel-Air home he died of liver disease in 1984. He was 59 years old. Capote's ashes were placed in a carved Japanese box, and were stored in the room in which he died. The remains were stolen and recovered twice.Until my next post, happy reading!!
When Joanne Carson passed away in 2015, Truman Capote's ashes were part of her estate, and decisions had to be made about what to do with the late author's cremation urn. After careful debate, the executors included the remains in Joanne Carson's estate auction, along with Capote's books, fashion accessories, photographs, magazines, ice skates, pill bottles, and the clothing he was wearing at the time of his death. The estate will be sold by Julien's Auctions on Sep. 24, as part of its Icons & Idols: Hollywood event.