RIP: David Gest dies just months after Celebrity Big Brother death mix-up
David Gest has tragically passed away – he was found lifeless at a Four Seasons Hotel in London on Tuesday, it is not known how he died.
David had recently appeared on the last series of Channel 5 reality show Celebrity Big Brother where he was at the centre of an awkward mix-up between Tiffany Howard and Angie Bowie.
US TV star Tiffany had a big misunderstanding after a conversation with Angie thinking that Mr Gest had died in the Big Brother house after Angie had told her that David was dead. Angie in fact meant that her ex-husband, music legend David Bowie had passed away and not Mr Gest.
Tragically, Gest’s death was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
A Metropolitan Police statement read, “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.”
A close friend, Imad Handi told the press, “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today,
Adding, “David was truly larger than life. He was not just a huge talent and a dear friend but a showbiz icon.”