Breaking news just in from John Troyer of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, who will be lecturing on the invention of the modern human corpse at Observatory next Thursday (click here for info): it has been announced that Michael Jackson's body will be plastinated by the infamous Gunther von Hagens!
From the article, found on the Daily Mail website:
Michael Jackson will live on as a 'plastinated' creature preserved by German doctor Gunther von Hagens.You can read the whole article by clicking here. Thanks so much, John, for alerting me to this story. I should also note: John fully intends to work this topic into his Observatory lecture this Thursday! So--if such things are of interest--be sure to come to stop by (again, more info here).
Von Hagens has caused controversy with everyone from the Pope to the chief rabbi in Israel with his practice of embalming corpses with preserving polyurethane.
Yesterday, he declared: 'An agreement is in place to plastinate the King of Pop.'
Image: "Michael Jackson (and Bubbles)" by Jeff Koons, Porcelain Sculpture, 1988