Music producer and reality TV-star David Gest found dead
April 12, Washington: Music producer and reality television star David Gest has found dead in a London hotel aged 62, a statement from his friend said.
Gest, 62, passed away at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf. His friend and former bodyguard Imad Handi confirmed the news in a statement released on Monday afternoon.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 10:17 on Tuesday 12 April to the Four Seasons hotel, in Westferry Circus to reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s.
Gest was best known for being the estranged husband of singer Liza Minnelli, for being a friend of Michael Jackson and for producing 2001's Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration for television, according to reports.
He became well-known in the UK after appearing on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, finishing in sixth place.
He later became a judge on talent show Grease Is The Word and in January he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. He was married to
Minnelli from 2002-2003 and they officially divorced in 2007.
Police have said there appear to be no suspicious circumstances.
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