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Lady Gaga buys 55 Michael Jackson items at auction

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When Michael Jackson's costumes hit the auction block Sunday, fans from all over the world came to raise their bidding paddles.

Lady Gaga was one of them, buying 55 items at the auction.

She tweeted that the clothes would be "archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide."

The auction included a jacket worn during Jackson's Bad tour, that went for $240,000 (£148,000) and two crystal gloves.

The private collection of Jackson's longtime costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush was on offer by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fans placed bids for costumes and memorabilia from throughout the singer's career.

The auction brought in a total of $5 million.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol.

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