Celebrity David Gest: Life in Pictures David Gest died Tuesday at 62. Though best known Stateside for his marriage to Liza Minnelli, Gest had a long career as a producer, including a fruitful collaboration with Michael Jackson. Here, a look back. By People Staff Published on April 12, 2016 02:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Mike Lawn/REX/Shutterstock Gest and Minnelli met briefly in the late '80s at a Frank Sinatra concert before their paths crossed again in June 2001. 02 of 10 ROYALTY REX/Shutterstock Gest, pictured with Prince Charles in 2006, enjoyed popularity in England after his appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!. 03 of 10 A KISS LIKE THAT Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock "I have been to many weddings, and I have never seen a kiss like that before," Donald Trump said of Minnelli and Gest's first liplock as a married couple. 04 of 10 WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Ray Tang/REX/Shutterstock Gest published his autobiography, Simply the Gest, in 2007. 05 of 10 OPPORTUNITIES Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock Gest with Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant at a Liza Minnelli show in 2002. Minnelli collaborated with the band in 1989. 06 of 10 I'LL BE THERE Photoshot/Everett Gest with Tito and Rebbie Jackson at the 2011 U.K. premiere of Michael Jackson: The Life Of an Icon. 07 of 10 REALITY STAR ITV/REX/Shutterstock Gest became a U.K. TV star with his 2006 appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!. 08 of 10 HALL OF FAMER BEI/Shutterstock Gest, with Milton Berle and Janet Leigh at the 1992 Cinema Awards Hall of Fame. 09 of 10 A STAR IS BORN David Sandison/The Independe/REX/Shutterstock Gest started working as a record publicist at just 17 years old in New York. Within two years, he had started his own PR firm. 10 of 10 A BORN SHOWMAN Stuart Wilson/Getty Gest performs a mock baptism on Kerry Katona during a performance of "David Gest – My Life" in London in 2009.