American media personality best known for his relationship with the Jackson family and for his tumultuous marriage to Liza Minnelli. He died of a stroke in 2016.
He had substantial plastic surgery in the 1980s before ever achieving media fame.
He gained reality attention for competing on the sixth season of the UK's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
He was married to Liza Minnelli from 2002 to 2007. The two had a rocky marriage, which Gest claimed was abusive.
He competed on season 17 of Celebrity Big Brother UK, which was won by Scott Timlin.