David Bowie’s Hair Is Up for Auction

A lock of David Bowie’s iconic hair is being auctioned off, Associated Press reports. According to the auction house involved in the sale, the tresses is expected to fetch at least $4,000.

Heritage Auctions says the hair comes from a former a wig mistress at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum who was put in charge of collecting a sample of Bowie’s mane so its color could be duplicated for the wig of the singer’s wax figure.

“I remember Mr. Bowie being very relaxed about the whole episode as I approached with scissors quivering,” Wendy Farrier wrote in a letter shared by Heritage Auctions.

The hair was obtained in 1983, and Farrier said she kept it as a souvenir after the project was completed.

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CREDIT: Heritage Auctions

The complete lot being auctioned off includes “a snippet of the singer’s pale blonde hair, tied together with blue thread, affixed to the upper left corner of a black and white photograph depicting Bowie standing next to the current owner.”

Bowie’s hair will go on the auction block Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif. at the starting price of $2,000.

The music legend passed away this January after a battle with liver cancer. He was 69.

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