Writer Truman Capote's ashes to make $6,000?

Writer Truman Capote's ashes are among the more unusual lots that will be offered at Julien's Auctions on September 23-24.

Truman Capote ashes
Truman Capote is best known as the author of In Cold Blood

They're housed in a hand-carved Japanese box and are expected to make $4,000-6,000.

Capote (1924-1984) left his ashes to his close friend, the late Joanne Carson - wife of talk show host Johnny Carson.

Auctioneer Darren Julien told Vanity Fair: "I am sure people are going to think this is disrespectful, but this is a fact: Truman Capote loved the element of shock.

"He loved publicity. And I'm sure he's looking down laughing and saying 'That's something I would have done.'"

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