[EYES AND VOICE] David Gest has passed away, aged 62.
The Celebrity Big Brother star passed away in a hotel room in London, Eyes And Voice learned. He was found dead this morning (April 12) – probably died last night (April 11) but as of now, it is unknown how he died.
Statement from a close friend Imad Handi confirmed the sad news:
“It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today.”
Mr Handi said:
“David was truly larger than life. He was not just a huge talent and a dear friend but a showbiz icon.
“I know he will be missed by millions of fans around the world, and particularly in Britain, who came to love his charm and blistering one-liners.
“If I may steal the words of one eminent critic, David was a natural star and a genuine celebrity.
“I will miss him desperately.”
A statement from the police explains that they were called to the Four Seasons Hotel, in Westferry Circus.
“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.”
Our thoughts, here at EyesAndVoice.com are with David’s friends and family.