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Michael Jackson's home sparks pop star interest

Michael Jackson's former home could be purchased by a UK pop star.

The mansion where Michael died is on the market with an asking price of $23 million. Take That star Robbie Williams has been spotted looking at the home as the first prospective buyer.

"Our spies saw Robbie roll up to the house Thursday afternoon in his Range Rover," TMZ reported.

Robbie has an estimated net worth of $149 million and owns a home in Beverly Hills which he bought for $16 million in 2008. He also purchased a house down the road to use as a soccer field.

Representatives for the star declined to comment on whether he was making an offer on Michael's house.

Michael's Holmby Hills home is 17,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

The singer died in the bed at the home he rented from Hubert Guez, the CFO of Ed Hardy, in 2009. He died aged 50 of acute Propofol intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The property went on sale last Monday with the realtor's website describing it as the centrepiece of an "elegant and sophisticated French chateau estate".

It includes its own movie theatre, a gym, a pool and 12 working fireplaces.

"The estate... offers a glamorous theatre for screenings in a grand style, a magnificent wine cellar and tasting room, elevator, a spacious spa with gym, and an elegant guesthouse," as well as an "expansive pool and gardens," the website stated.

The contents of the home were sold at auction in December. The bed was not included in the sale at request of the late singer's family.

Michael's doctor, Conrad Murray, is serving four years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the drugs that led to the star's death.

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