Michael Jackson's last home up for sale

Wed Aug 4, 2010 5:45pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles mansion where pop star Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest last year is up for sale, with an asking price of $28.9 million, celebrity property website RealEstalker.com said on Wednesday.

Jackson was renting the seven-bedroom French Chateau-style house, located in the swanky Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, while he rehearsed for a series of London comeback concerts.

But the 50 year-old singer was found unresponsive and in cardiac arrest there on June 25 2009, and later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The house is over 17,000 square feet and boasts 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, pool, guest house, a theater, wine cellar, gym and an elevator. It belongs to Herbert Guez, the chief executive of U.S. clothing company Ed Hardy.

Jackson fans feigning interest in the mansion, under the guise of seeing where he died, should take note. Celebrity website TMZ.com reported that interested buyers must go through an "extensive pre-qualifying check" before being allowed inside.

The "Thriller" singer's death was attributed to an overdose of powerful prescription drugs and the anesthetic propofol, which was used as a sleep aid.

Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is awaiting trial in Los Angeles on charges of involuntary manslaughter.

(Reporting by Zorianna Kit; Editing by Jill Serjeant)