David Gest, ex-husband of Liza Minelli, has died at the age of 62. The producer was found dead in a hotel in London this morning.
The reality TV star had been due to bring his musical production, David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul tour to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre this summer.
Eastbourne Theatres have tweeted “So sad to hear of David's passing we met him last week in Eastbourne & he was so enigmatic & engaging. RIP David.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17 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."
There’s no word yet as to whether the show will go ahead in July or not.
Eastbourne Buzz recorded possibly David Gest's last ever interview at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, last Tuesday (5 April)