David Gest, music producer and ex husband of legendary Liza Minnelli, has died. He was 62 years old.
According to multiple media sources, David was found dead at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf in London earlier today.
Gest’s friend Imad Handi announced the news in a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that 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.”
BBC News reports that the London Metropolitan Police were called to the Four Seasons hotel at 10:17 a.m. where Gest was pronounced dead at the scene. Police don’t believe that there is anything suspicious surrounding his death.
David and Liza got married in 2002, separated the following year, and officially divorced in 2007.