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Liza's Ex David Gest Found Dead in London Hotel

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    Producer David Gest and wife, singer/actress Liza Minnelli, answer questions during a press conference at the House of Blues July 25, 2002 in West Hollywood, California. The couple announced they would be starring in 'Liza and David', a weekly musical reality television series to be aired on the VH1 network in October of 2002

    David Gest, a music producer and former husband of Liza Minelli, has died aged 62 in a London hotel. 

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

    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. 

    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."