David Bowie's Hair Tipped To Fetch $A5000

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A US auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie's hair to fetch more than $US4,000 ($A5,369) this weekend.

Heritage Auctions says Bowie's hair will go on the block on Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, California.

Auctioneer Margaret Barrett says: "We have sold a lot of celebrity hair in the past but never any of David Bowie's. This is pretty unique. "(He) has now passed away and fans are devastated by the news so we are expecting to get a lot of interest in the sale."

Heritage says the lock comes from a former employee at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.

She snipped some of Bowie's hair in the 1980s to create a wig for a wax figure of the British singer.

Heritage says she kept it as a souvenir. The rock superstar died in January at 69 after a battle with liver cancer.

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