Reality TV star David Gest dies at the age of 62

Reality TV star David Gest dies at the age of 62

David Gest

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Reality TV star David Gest has died at the age 62. 

The former Celebrity Big Brother star, who was married to Liza Minnelli from 2002-2003, passed away in a London hotel.

Friend Imad Handi said: "It is with great sadness that I can confirm David Gest has died today.

"David was truly larger than life. He was not just a huge talent and a dear friend but a showbiz icon.

"I know he will be missed by millions of fans around the world, and particularly in Britain, who came to love his charm and blistering one-liners.

"If I may steal the words of one eminent critic, David was a natural star and a genuine celebrity. I will miss him desperately."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17 on Tuesday, April 12 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."

Gest was due to tour the United Kingdom in a musical show called David Gest Is Not Dead, But Alive With Soul, starting in York on July 1.