An album signed by the late John Lennon for his own murderer is "set to fetch millions at an auction."
Just hours before his assassination, John signed the copy for the man who eventually killed him.
The Beatles star was fatally shot at the age of 40 on December 8, 1980 at around 10:50pm.
Killer, Mark David Chapman, 65, received a signature from John at around 5pm before shooting him with multiple bullets the same night.
He was pronounced dead 10 minutes later.
Now the autographed album is due to go to auction where it is expected to sell for $2 million (£1.5 million) when bidders are invited to battle for the piece of rock n roll history on Monday.
TMZ reports that the album – signed in blue ink by John – is being put up for sale at Goldin Auctions at the start of next week.
Double Fantasy was the fifth album released by John and his wife, Yoko Ono – and was on sale one month before the music legend was murdered, reports Mirror.
The album cover features a photograph of the two musicians locked in a kiss – while the signature of John is scrawled across the neck of Yoko on the album cover.
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TMZ reports: “there are other markings on the front and back of the album.
"Those were made by law enforcement, as it was a key piece of police evidence from the scene of the crime.
“Chapman had put the album in one of the planters outside The Dakota after Lennon signed it.”
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Mark Chapman was famously found reading a copy of The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger when police arrested him at the scene.
The killer remains in jail and has been denied bail 11 times.
While the album has previously been auctioned in 1999 and 2010 where it fetched $150,000 (£112,000) and $600,000 to $800,000 (£450,000 to £602,000) respectively.
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