Yahoo! has reported that the son of iconic '50s rock n' roller the Big Bopper has said he plans to sell his late father's casket-which he was buried in for 48 years–on eBay in the next few weeks.
The Big Bopper, whose real name is J.P. Richardson had died in a plane crash in 1959 along with other 50's rockers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
The 16-gauge steel casket was exhumed from its original resting place in 2007, because Richardson's son wanted to move his father to a more visible location, reports The Beaumont Enterprise.
"I have no personal use for the casket," Richardson said. "When you get down to it, it is just a metal box. More important is what this particular metal box represents.
"In another 200 years, will people care about rock 'n' roll?" he continued. "Who knows? But why would I want to destroy it? Even though it was dad's resting place for 48 years, it's also a unique opportunity to learn more about the early years of rock 'n' roll."
The Big Bopper has been reburied in a new casket.
Richardson says he plans to use the money raised from the eBay auction to fund a musical show about his father.
This is a little creepy if you ask me. I know eBay has everything, but who knew someone would sell a coffin that held a famous dead rocker. I am sure some fan will wind up buying the thing. I am curious to see what will be the final bid.