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Breaking: David Gest found dead in London hotel room, aged 62

2016-04-12
US producer and TV personality David Gest has been found dead at the age of 62. His body was discovered in a hotel room in London's Canary Wharf this morning (April 12), The Sun reports. 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." wedding Gest was a childhood friend of Michael Jackson, who introduced him to Liza Minnelli. He married her in 2002 but the pair later divorced in 2007. In 2006 Gest appeared on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, while as recently as January he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house as a contestant, but left the show early on medical grounds. More stories: Sunset Boulevard review: Glenn Close can't be bettered as Norma Desmond Is Barbra Streisand's Gypsy movie finally happening?