Jewish entertainer and producer David Gest found dead in London

The former husband of Liza Minnelli was found in the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district of the city; he was 62.

April 13, 2016 10:38
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Singer Liza Minnelli and David Gest (left) in 2002. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Jewish American music producer David Gest died in London on Tuesday. The former husband of Liza Minnelli was found in the Four Seasons hotel in the Canary Wharf business district of the city. He was 62.

Gest married actress and singer Minnelli in 2002 in an elaborate New York wedding. They separated the following year.

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He appeared in the 2006 series of British reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here", and his popularity with viewers led to other television work, including his own show called "This Is David Gest".

He returned to reality television at the start of the year, entering the "Celebrity Big Brother" house in January but he after just 13 days due to medical issues.

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