Music producer David Gest dies in London at 62

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)

LONDON (AP) — 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.”

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