"There isn't anyone who is
as flamboyant and as showbiz.
Liberace signed his last will and testament in
January of 1987, leaving his assets in the form of trusts. A major
portion of the estate went to the Liberace Foundation For The
performing and Creative Arts. Formed by Liberace to provide financial
aid to students in the creative and performing arts.
Liberace was hospitalized
at the Eisenhower Medical center in Rancho Mirage, CA. This is when
all the rumors started about his diagnosis. They were unable to do
anything for him, so he returned home to Palm Springs. Once this was
revealed, the crowds began to gather outside the 8 foot stucco wall.
Many were fans, but there were also the bloodthirsty press.
Don't you just hate
Liberace died on February
He was entombed at Forrest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery on February
7, 1987, along side his mother Francis and brother George, in a large
white marble tomb with a cast of his famous signature on
He took it to a higher level. He was like a one man musical circus."