Stars pay tribute to late David Gest

Earlier today, it was announced that music producer David Gest had passed away. Several celebrities and countless people have paid tribute to the legendary entertainer on social media.

Many of Gest’s fellow housemates from Celebrity Big Brother have mourned him on Twitter.

David Gest had to leave the Big Brother house due to being ill. During his stay, his fellow housemate, Tiffany Pollard, mistakenly thought that the producer had died. Since then, the mix-up has become an internet meme and Gest was supposed to go on tour with a group of soul singers this year, titled ‘David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul’.

Pollard has also recently released a line of T-shirts. One of them has “David is Dead” written on them. A spokesperson for Pollard has said, “Just to confirm Tiffany Pollard is not yet aware of the passing of David Gest. But as her management we have decided to remove certain T-shirts from her range. We also send all our love to David’s family at this difficult time!”

Gest was found dead in a hotel in London at the age of 62. His close friend, Imad Handi, put out a statement where he wrote, “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today. 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.”

His death is reported to be “non-suspicious” and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause.

Our deepest sympathies go out to David Gest’s family during this tough time. 

Written by Josephine Sjelhøj

CelebMix Editor

Obsessed with 90's tv shows

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