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Capote’s remains a true asset at $45000

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The remains, sealed in a carved Japanese wooden box, were presented to the new owner in its original cemetery packaging.

American author Truman Capote’s ashes were sold for $45000 (now over R567000) 30 years after Capote’s death.

Originally owned by US TV host Johnny Carson’s former wife – and Capote’s best friend – Joanne Carson, the ashes were sold by Julien’s
Auctions in Los Angeles in 2014, the year before Joanne
died.

At the time of Capote’s death in 1984, the ashes that she inherited were already valued at $6000.

The remains, sealed in a carved Japanese wooden box, were presented to the new owner in its original cemetery packaging.

Capote’s works Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and In Cold Blood (1966) solidified his place among the great American authors of the 20th century.

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