Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket sells for £1.1m

  • 27 June 2011
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A leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in the Thriller music video has been sold at auction for £1.1m!

The bright red jacket worn by the star in the 14-minute pop video was sold along with loads of other music memorabilia.

The new owner, a gold trader from Texas, plans to use the jacket to raise money for children's charities.

The 1983 Thriller video might seem old-fashioned now but at the time it was unique.

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The new owner Milton Verret said: "It is one of the most important pieces of rock 'n' roll memorabilia in history."

Michael Jackson died two years ago. Some of the money raised will go to a big cat sanctuary that's caring for two tigers he once owned.