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Liberace (Michael Douglas)

Liberace (Michael Douglas)

Though Liberace's team denied it — claiming he had gotten ill from following a "watermelon diet" — he died of an AIDS-related illness. He left the bulk of his estate, estimated to be worth $15-20 million at the time, to his foundation, which doles out scholarships to performing and creative arts students and, until it closed in 2010, operated the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. Liberace is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood, along with his brother George and his mother, Francis.

'Behind the Candelabra': Where Are They Now?

May 27, 2013

Liberace died on February 4, 1987, or, for those who just watched HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," at the end of the movie. And though his death officially put an end to his relationship with Scott Thorson, it certainly wasn't the end of their story. Here's what happened to the "Behind the Candelabra" players after Liberace's death. — Kimberly Potts, Yahoo! TV