Those who seek a tasteful, restrained tribute to Michael Jackson may soon have an alternative – diamonds made from the singer's charred hair. A company called LifeGem has announced plans to make jewelery from Jackson's seared locks, recovered at the scene of a Pepsi commercial where the King of Pop's head caught fire.
"Our plan is to give people an opportunity to own a diamond made from Michael Jackson's DNA," Dean VandenBiesen, founder of LifeGem, announced.
But LifeGem's tissue sample hasn't come directly from the Jackson family, rather the source of the company's DNA was collected at the 1984 commercial shoot where Jackson was severely injured by faulty pyrotechnics. Executive producer Ralph Cohen used his Armani jacket to extinguish Jackson's burning head – and then saved the charred hair that fell to the floor.
If this is true, it's just foul. There's a special place in hell for that guy who saved the hair...and the person who buys it!
The news media reported that he was bald. Good luck.
I hope if this story is investigated on Snopes.com it turns out to be a hoax. I have a feeling that NO ONE could be this lame!
I'm not surprised at this, although I AM appalled at the lengths people go to in this world to make a buck. People WILL buy it, and we should be more disgusted at them.
I am also huge fan of MJ but this idea is insane! And this point is seriously to be noted...why would anyone save MJ's hair for all these years and didn't say anything until his death?
I would never go on buying the diamond made of MJ's hair. According to me, that would really hurt MJ's soul.
Unbeleivable....... Why would someone want to turn Michael Hair into Diamonds? I thought the media said he was Bald? Besides, how can you turned hair into diamonds? Please
Only in America folks! What people think up to make money! Lord have Mercy!
Now I think these people are going a little too far!!! How about they let the King of Pop rest in peace????
This is sick & twisted... worse than eBay... worse than a low budget horror film. I hope the Jacksons sue their asses off. I'm sorry but this is an outrage. What kind of people think this stuff up? Not even Hollywood.
Poor mans death. Now that is a little ridiculous (other than the article itself) the man had lots of money. And why are we necessarily paying so much attention to this celebrity... People all over the world are dying for no reason at all. All I am saying is we have BIGGER things to worry about than this entertainers death.
enjoy your reports......as an anesthesiologist, i can tell you that use of propofol requires more than just an MD title- one needs to be experienced with the agent and, more importantly, know how to provide effective resuscitation and have expertise in airway management-
a cardiologist administering propofol at home is clearly malpractice. Regardless of other agents he may have taken, ultimately, the cardiologist- the one MD present (inexperienced and has no training in the area of anesthesiology)- highlights how dangerous propofol is and that in the wrong hands it does exactly that- kill people.
I can't even afford fake diamonds right now though.
If I had money and it was at a reasonable price – I'd buy it. I have a feeling it won't be a reasonable price.
this is redeclious
So what will it take for Anderson Cooper or CNN to say "F*ck this infotainment crap, this is not news"?
Why do people keep making money over Michael death? Do you have any morality in you? Or you need to go back to school and take philosophy class? With the rehearsal videos and his both released and unreleased musics, you can tremendous money out of them, and I'm sure all fans would be more than happy to buys MJ's new cds/videos. This is a truely sad story ):
I take exception to Annie Kate's remark – pigs are intelligent animals. If a pig had seen that hair back in 1984 it would have either eaten it then or rooted it around and then left it. Only a human would be stupid enough to hang onto it with the assumption that someday it could be sold as a diamond. This is so ludicrous!
This is exacty the thing that I and part of the world were dreading. Trying to make money after michael dies. How can the man rest in peace when people are performing ridiculous experiments and attaching his name to it? Next thing you know they will be trying to clone him. I'm only 20 but this breaks my heart
This is ridiculous. Why are people treating the late MJ like he was God. Its not only gross but disrespectful if anything.
for me if they're going to give the proceeds to mj's children. . .why not. .i just think that whoever buys it is not in their right senses.. .weird.
leave the dead guy alone! they've already made too much profit. at this point, i'm just really glad he's dead. people will just continue using him. so, what other parts of his body will be used for profit? his teeth?
I've heard of widows having that done to their cremated husband's ashes and wear the gemstone in a ring setting.
Don't believe me? Google:
'widow wears ring with gem from husband's cremated ashes'
The love of money is the root of all evil!
Yuck. I am not fanatical about anything or anyone enough for suck a thing.
I think society should focus on GOD not material people or things as idols.
What next. Instead of spending the money on this ridiculousness, give money to a children's charity in his memory.
They can't be serious!!! Now I have heard it all, let the man alone and focus on the things that really matter in this case, like finding out what and whom may have caused his death.
I think the real question is, why are diamonds so rare if we can make them out of hair???
Just an example of what Michael had to deal with all his life – no wonder he turned into a recluse, and eventually to painkillers. Everyone wants a piece of him–even in death. The more you learn about the man, you realize what a strong person he must've been – and so courageous, yet remained sweet and sensitive. Love you forever Michael.
They can do that?
Hair, into diamonds? Wow.
this just cant be serious...has insanity truely set in? i hope there isnt anyone that would buy this
seriously??? the people who r even thinking this must be really stupid. the guy was not perfect and who on earth is..i liked some of his songs but his hair into diamonds..if i had the $$$ i'd put it to more useful things.
mankind is surely dumb
Seriously...I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan but geeze why would anyone save his burned hair and then keep it for 25 years! C'mon that's crazy! What's even crazier is that there will actually be people that will spend a ton of money on something like this! This is awful and whoever came up with the idea should seriously be committed.
This is absolutely rediculous. First of keeping the hair but now this. Where has the humanity gone.
This is completely crazy. Why did this guy keep the hair anyway? Crazy how everyone is trying to capatilize off Michaels death.
Occasionally we ask ourselves...what will they think of next? This just proves the fact that we probably don't want to know the answer to that question.
Whi would seriously do that to someones hair?
that's just really weird and creepy and tacky...
I really hope this is one of those news stories that turns out to be a hoax. It's just about the saddest thing I have ever heard.
Umm....this is gross
Ok! Why would Mr. Cohen save the hair in the first place? That in itself is very disturbing.
That's just weird and a little bit disgusting.
Seriously? I hope no one stoops low enough to actually buy this..
This is tasteful and refined? To who? Pigs?
OMG..now I think I've heard it all! This is just ridiculous!! Who else is going to now prosper off of this poor man's death!? Jesus!!
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