Gone But Not Forgotten
- Sep 25, 2003
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GoldenPalace.com hits a new low but it's okay, it's for charidee:
Actor Shatner sells kidney stone
Star Trek actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000 (£14,000) to an online casino, to raise money for a housing charity.
The 74-year-old actor agreed on Monday to sell the stone to GoldenPalace.com.
"This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?" said Shatner.
The money will go to Habitat for Humanity. US TV show Boston Legal, in which Shatner stars, raised $20,000 (£11,317) for the charity last year.
Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series and won an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal, passed the stone last autumn.
This is a bold new addition to our fleet
Richard Rowe, GoldenPalace.com
The stone was so big, Shatner said, "you'd want to wear it on your finger".
The price includes the surgical stint and string used to permit passage of the stone.
GoldenPalace.com originally offered $15,000 (£8,500) for the kidney stone, but the actor turned it down, noting that his Star Trek tunics have sold for more than $100,000 (£56,634).
"This is a bold new addition to our fleet," GoldenPalace.com chief executive officer Richard Rowe said in a statement.
The website is well-known for its bizarre range of collectables, which includes a partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/e ... 623280.stm
Published: 2006/01/18 09:17:35 GMT
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