David Gest, Former Husband Of Liza Minnelli, Dead At 62
Music producer David Gest, who was formerly married to entertainer Liza Minnelli, was found dead Tuesday at the Four Seasons Hotel in London. Gest was 62.
“It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today," friend and former bodyguard Imad Handi said in a statement. "David was truly larger than life. He was not just a huge talent and a dear friend, but a showbiz icon."
Scotland Yard issued a statement which read that authorities responded to reports of “unexplained death of a man in his 60s” and that Gest's death is “being treated as non-suspicious at this stage.”
Gest married Liza Minnelli in 2002 until she filed for divorce only 16 months later.
He competed on the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother back in January, but left the show shortly afterward due to illness.