David Gest, music producer and ex-husband of Liza Minnelli, dies at 62

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David Gest, Reality Star and Ex-Husband of Liza Minnelli Found Dead In Hotel

Reality TV star was found in a London hotel

David Gest, the former husband of Liza Minnelli, has been found dead in a London hotel aged 62.

The reality TV star was married to the singer from 2002 until 2003. An autopsy will take place in an attempt to determine the cause of death.

The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called to "reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s" at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's Canary Wharf on Tuesday morning.

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Best was a longtime friend of the late Michael Jackson and produced a documentary about the King of Pop. The Los Angeles-born Gest emerged as a big star in Britain with appearances on reality TV shows including "Celebrity Big Brother" and "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!"

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Liza Minnelli and husband David Gest leave the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, March 16, 2002 after their wedding. The wedding, which was attended by hundreds of celebrities, was the fourth for Minnelli. REUTERS/Mike Segar MS
Newlyweds Liza Minnelli and David Gest arrive at their wedding reception at the Regent Wall Street Hotel in New York, Saturday, March 16, 2002. Guests at Liza Minnelli's fourth wedding said she danced at the altar Saturday as a bevy of celebrities helped her and producer David Gest celebrate their nuptials. (AP Photo/Robert Spencer)
Liza Minnelli and David Gest wave from their limo as they leave the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, March 16, 2002 following their wedding. The wedding, which was attended by hundreds of celebrities, was the fourth for Minnelli. REUTERS/Mike Segar MS
Liza Minnelli screams after throwing her bouquet into a crowd of onlookers as she and new husband David Gest leave the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, March 16, 2002 after their wedding. The wedding, which was attended by hundreds of celebrities, was the fourth for Minnelli. REUTERS/Mike Segar MS
** FILE ** Actress/singer Liza Minnelli, right, glances at her then husband, producer David Gest, as they are interviewed in Los Angeles in this July 25, 2002, file photo. Legal disputes between Minnelli and husband Gest ended Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, when their lawyers filed court papers saying the two had settled their differences, agreed to get divorced without fault and move on. Minnelli, 60, and Gest, 53, married March 16, 2002, in a celebrity-studded ceremony. They parted ways in July 2003, and both filed for divorce later that year. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, file)
Entertainer Liza Minnelli kisses her husband David Gest as they arrive at the Dorchester Hotel for Gest's 50th birthday party, London Friday May 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Actress/singer Liza Minnelli, right, touches her husband, producer David Gest, as they are interviewed about their new weekly VH1 musical reality series, "Liza And David," in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 25, 2002. The series will follow the couple's social life in their Manhattan penthouse and is to premiere in October. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
Singer Liza Minnelli and producer-husband David Gest speak at a news conference at the House of Blues in Beverly Hills, California July 25, 2002, The couple announced they will be appearing in a new VH1 musical reality series, "Liza and David," slated to begin October 20. The series will follow the pair as they host intimate weekly dinner parties with an eclectic mix of celebrity friends from their Manhattan penthouse. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith RG/SV
Producer David Gest, left, estranged husband of entertainer Liza Minnelli, arrives with an unidentified woman for the funeral of music legend Ray Charles at the First AME Church in Los Angeles, Friday, June 18, 2004. Charles died last week at 73. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Producer David Gest (R) escorts singer Blu Cantrell as they arrive at the Gest gala titled "THE Party" in Beverly Hills October 17, 2005. Gest held the gala to celebrate the launch of his new Hollywood-based firm "Extreme Entertainment Enterprises" which is set to produce a television special in 2006 titled "Dionne Warwick 45th Anniversary Spectacular." REUTERS/Fred Prouser
LONDON - DECEMBER 13:David Gest dressed as Liza Minelli stars in 'A Twisted Carol' at the Tabernacle Arts Center on December 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Wireimage)
David Gest, Isabella Costello and Sinitta during David Gest and Sinitta Become the New Ambassadors for the Caudwell Children Charity at Grosvenor House in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 22: David Gest sighted leaving BBC Radio One on December 22, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
U.S. music producer David Gest gestures as he poses with some of his collection of entertainment memorabilia at an auction house in London, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. The collection includes more than 120 presentation Gold singles and albums, amongst them are The Beatles songs Yellow Submarine, Help! and Penny Lane as well as the Rolling Stones' I Can't Get No Satisfaction and The Doors' Light My Fire. The latter were previously Jim Morrison's personal copies. The collection is to be auctioned on Dec. 5 in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
U.S. music producer David Gest poses with some of his collection of entertainment memorabilia at an auction house in London, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. The collection includes more than 120 presentation Gold singles and albums, amongst them are The Beatles songs Yellow Submarine, Help! and Penny Lane as well as the Rolling Stones' I Can't Get No Satisfaction and The Doors' Light My Fire. The latter were previously Jim Morrison's personal copies. The collection is to be auctioned on Dec. 5 in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Peter Andre and David Gest attend the celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Trafford Centre on September 6, 2008 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 22: David Gest sighted leaving BBC Radio One on December 22, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON - JANUARY 12: David Gest performs on stage during 'David Gest - My Life' at the O2 Arena on January 12, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Producer David Gest arrives for the European Premiere of Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: David Gest and Martha Reeves attend the UK premiere of 'Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon' at The Empire Leicester Square on November 2, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Tito Jackson And David Gest Attending The Uk Premiere Of Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon, At The Empire Cinema In Leicester Square, Central London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18: David Gest leaves his hotel to attend Whitney Houston memorial service at New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu/ Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: David Gest enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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