David Alan Gest was born on May 11, 1953, in Los Angeles and died on April 12, 2016.
He was an American entertainer, producer, and television personality.
He produced the highest-rated musical television special in history, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years in 2001, which was the last reunion of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons in 17 years, and Jackson’s last solo concerts.
He was a guest on the 2006 series of the British reality television show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
David had recently appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK but due to illness had to leave after 13 days.
Gest commonly made tabloid headlines during his marriage with Liza Minnelli.
He grew up in Southern California where he counted Michael Jackson and his brothers as his childhood best friends.
Gest lived in Memphis, Tennessee and York, Yorkshire before his death.
He also admitted that in the 1980s he had two plastic surgery operations from the same plastic surgeon used by Michael Jackson.
Gest stated he regretted the operations but no-one could have stopped him at the time.
Himself and Liza Minnelli were married on March 16, 2002, and separated less than a year and a half later in July 2003.
During October 2003, Gest sued her for $10 million claiming that she had been violent and physically abusive during their marriage, behavior the affidavit blamed on Minnelli’s persistent alcoholism.
And, Minnelli denied the accusations, claiming Gest was simply after money.
That suit was dismissed in September 2006 for lack of triable issue of fact.
David was found dead on April 12, 2016, in his hotel room, of the Four Seasons hotel in London’s Canary Wharf district.
Gest death was described by police as involving no suspicious circumstances.
David Gest passed away at 62 yrs old.