In more sad news for the entertainment industry, it has been reported that American entertainer David Gest has been found dead in a London hotel room. After the untimely deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman already this year, fans of the music producer will be immensely sad to learn of his sudden death. The 62-year-old former husband of Liza Minnelli was found at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf today, a statement from friend Iman Handi reveals.
“It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today,” the statement read. Mr Handi added: “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.”
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “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.”
So far police have revealed little, except that there seem to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding Gest’s death. The star recently appeared on the UK reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, where he left the house early citing health problems. It is unknown whether these concerns are the same ones that led to his death.
The post David Gest, Former Husband Of Liza Minnelli, Found Dead In London Hotel appeared first on Viral Thread.