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Mia Iverson | Jun 25, 2010 @ 10:40 AM

Michael Jackson SheepOne year ago today, the King of Pop passed away. And while you might be scratching your head, wondering how Michael Jackson and his death could be connected to self storage, check this out.

According to various news organizations, including NBC and popular radio syndicate KSFM, a Toronto man recently discovered what prize was held inside his recently bought self-storage warehouse.

After Joseph Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, failed to pay a bill on a storage unit, the unit went up for auction. Blindly, Howard Mann bought it. Inside were over 273 unreleased tracks, including a duet with Tina Turner during Jackson's hiatus between Motown and Epic records.

Because Mann bought the warehouse and what was inside, he believes he has sole rights to the newly-found memorabilia. However, he has agreed to work with Katherine Jackson exclusively over the contents of the unit.

So next time you use self storage to house your prized pieces, whether they be personal artifacts or prized possessions, make sure you pay the bill on time.

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