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David Gest, music producer and ex-husband of Liza Minnelli, dies

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David Gest, seen here in 2007 at the book signing for his autobiography 'Simply the Gest,' died April 12, 2016, at a London hotel.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

David Gest, seen here in 2007 at the book signing for his autobiography ‘Simply the Gest,’ died April 12, 2016, at a London hotel. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON — Music producer David Gest, ex-husband of Liza Minnelli, died at a London hotel. He was 62.

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.”