Liza Minnelli's Ex Found Dead in Hotel David Gest's death not being treated as suspicious at this time By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 12, 2016 10:36 AM CDT 17 comments Comments In this July 25, 2002 file photo, actress/singer Liza Minnelli, right, glances at her husband, producer David Gest, as they are interviewed in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File) (Newser) – Entertainer David Gest, who was briefly married to Liza Minnelli in 2002 and 2003, was found dead in a London hotel Tuesday morning, the Independent reports. A friend of the 62-year-old confirms the news, and the Metropolitan Police say in a statement that they were called to the scene of an "unexplained death" and that "life was pronounced extinct at the hotel." Gest, the Independent notes, was forced to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house in January after just 13 days because of medical reasons. His death does not appear suspicious, the BBC reports.