Globe (September 3, 2012) breaks the sad news that Liberace's infamous boy toy, 54-year-old Scott Thorson—whose memoir is the basis for the Michael Douglas/Matt Damon biopic—is dying of anal cancer. They speculate that he may not live to see the movie completed.
Thorson has said of his relationship with Liberace, during which he had a girlfriend:
"It was kind of like a father-son relationship, but we had sex."
I still remember reading about Liberace's "watermelon diet" in the breakroom of The Fair Store, where I worked as a teen in Flint, Michigan, and never suspecting it was a phony story to cover up his imminent death from AIDS.