David Gest, a music producer and former husband of Liza Minelli, has died aged 62 in a London hotel.
Gest, who is the former husband of singer Liza Minnelli, died at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf.
His friend and former bodyguard Imad Handi confirmed the news in a statement.
“It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today,” the statement read.
He had planned to tour the UK in July with his latest show, called the David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul Tour!.
Several singers were due to appear on the tour, including Dina Carroll and Freda Payne.
It was named after the mix-up on this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, when a fellow housemate mistakenly thought Gest – who was ill in bed – had died, after hearing of David Bowie’s death from his former wife Angie.