Friday, August 26, 2016

Truman Capote's ashes go up for auction


  • 24 August 2016 - BBC News
Truman Capote
Getty Images - Truman Capote was one of the 20th Century's most celebrated literary figures                
Fans of writer Truman Capote will have the chance to get their hands on an unusual and particularly macabre piece of memorabilia - his ashes.
The ashes were owned by Johnny Carson's ex-wife Joanne, who was one of Capote's closest friends and who died last year.

Capote, whose seminal books included In Cold Blood and Breakfast At Tiffany's, died in Joanne's home in 1984.
After Capote's death, Joanne received a portion of his ashes, which have now been valued at up to $6,000 (£4,500).

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