LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) – David Gest, a music producer and former husband of Liza Minnelli, has died aged 62 in a London hotel.

Gest’s friend Imad Handi said he died Tuesday in London.

Photos: Notable Deaths 2016

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.

David Gest and Liza Minelli

David Gest and Liza Minnelli at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Ca. on July 25, 2002. (credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

The force said an autopsy would take place “in due course.”

Gest married Minnelli in 2002; they divorced in 2007.

He was also a friend of the late Michael Jackson and produced a documentary about the King of Pop.

Gest gained a following in Britain with appearances on reality TV shows including “Celebrity Big Brother.”

(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply