David Gest, record producer and TV personality who had just appeared in Celebrity Big Brother house in January this year, has been found dead in a London Four Seasons hotel. Gest was also former husband of Liza Minnelli.
Gest, 62, died at the posh hotel located in Canary Wharf today. He was scheduled to play 24 dates across the UK alongside Dina Carroll, Russell Thompkins, Jr. and Freda Payne.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 10:17hrs on Tuesday 12 April to the Four Seasons hotel, in Westferry Circus, E14, to reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s. London Ambulance Service were called to the scene. Life was pronounced extinct at the hotel. “A post-mortem will be held in due course. Next of kin are in the process of being informed.” David entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in January this year, but left 13 days later on medical grounds. h/t thesun
The cause of death is still being investigated.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gest’s family and friends at this difficult time.