Ashes to auction: Capote remains sell for $45,000

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Roger Higgins

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Roger Higgins

LOS ANGELES — Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote.

Including his ashes.

Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles announced Saturday that Capote’s ashes, contained in a Japanese wooden box have sold for $45,000.

That’s well above the original estimate, which the auction house reported as $4,000.

The ashes are dated Aug. 28, 1984, days after the author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood” died at 59.

The ashes were long kept by Capote’s close friend and ex-wife of Johnny Carson, Joanne Carson, who died last year.

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