Thursday, October 30, 2008

‘Monster Mash’ Singer’s Ashes Turned Into Diamond

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A diamond made from the ashes of “Monster Mash” singer Bobby “Boris” Pickett is one girl’s best friend.

Pickett, known for his hit 1962 Halloween (Oct. 31) jam, died in 2007, and his daughter Nancy Huus recently had his ashes turned into a .44 ct diamond made by LifeGem that she wears as a ring.

Huus came up with the idea when her dad was still alive and says he loved the thought of being turned into a diamond family heirloom.

She says having Dad on her hand makes her feel safe, like he’s still with her.

Huus was very close with her dad, though they only met 11 years ago when Huus found out she was adopted and Pickett was her biological father.

She was thrilled that her pops was the “Monster Mash” guy because she’s always been “attached” to that song.

She explains, “As a kid, I’d always call in to radio stations to request ‘Monster Mash!’”

Huus plans to keep Pickett’s memory alive by sporting her rock, jamming to his music, and keeping “Monster Mash” as the ringtone on her cell phone.

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