David Gest: Life in Pictures
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
Gest and Minnelli met briefly in the late '80s at a Frank Sinatra concert before their paths crossed again in June 2001.
Gest, pictured with Prince Charles in 2006, enjoyed popularity in England after his appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!.
A KISS LIKE THAT
"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.
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Gest published his autobiography, Simply the Gest, in 2007.
Gest with Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant at a Liza Minnelli show in 2002. Minnelli collaborated with the band in 1989.
I'LL BE THERE
Gest with Tito and Rebbie Jackson at the 2011 U.K. premiere of Michael Jackson: The Life Of an Icon.
Gest became a U.K. TV star with his 2006 appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!.
HALL OF FAMER
Gest, with Milton Berle and Janet Leigh at the 1992 Cinema Awards Hall of Fame.
A STAR IS BORN
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.
A BORN SHOWMAN
Gest performs a mock baptism on Kerry Katona during a performance of "David Gest – My Life" in London in 2009.