Grateful Dead Guitarist's Kitchen Sink, Household Items Headed For Auction Bloc

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man who bought Jerry Garcia's house 10 years ago is selling everything, including the kitchen sink.

David Koltys - who sold the deceased Grateful Dead guitarist's toilet and other fixtures last year - said Friday he plans to clear out the last of his Grateful Dead inventory.

Koltys said he will offer up the home's kitchen sink, Jacuzzi, stereo speakers and several other items.

The toilet fetched $2,500 at a similar auction last year.

Like that auction, this one will benefit the Sophia Foundation, a San Francisco Bay area nonprofit that aids children and families during marital separations and divorces, Koltys said.

"This charity auction allows me to combine my interest in protecting and helping these families and my love for Jerry Garcia's music," said Koltys, who is the foundation's chairman.

The items will be auctioned on eBay on Aug. 12-19, he said.

Garcia died of a heart attack in 1995 at age 53. Koltys bought his Marin County house from the musician's estate in 1997 and put the fixtures in storage before renovating and reselling it.