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Bidder for crypt atop Marilyn Monroe's cancels bid

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Last Updated: August 26, 2009, 13:44 IST

Bidder for crypt atop Marilyn Monroe's cancels bid

The unidentified person from Japan who won the bid pulled out soon after.

Los Angeles: A $4.6 million bid submitted through online auctioneer eBay Inc for the crypt on top of Marilyn Monroe's final resting place fell through, an attorney for the seller said on Tuesday.

David Camel, an attorney for Elsie Poncher, who is selling her husband's crypt in a celebrity-heavy Los Angeles cemetery, said he is going through the bids to find one that qualifies.

Bidding closed on Monday, with the winning offer coming from Japan. The unidentified person then pulled out, Camel said.

To pay off the mortgage on her Beverly Hills home, Poncher is selling the crypt of her husband, who died in 1986, and will move him to an adjacent crypt intended for her.

The crypt is located at the Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery, home to such celebrities as Dean Martin, James Coburn, Roy Orbison, Truman Capote, Natalie Wood, Carl Wilson, Minnie Riperton and recent arrival Farrah Fawcett.

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first published:August 26, 2009, 13:44 IST
last updated:August 26, 2009, 13:44 IST
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