Wednesday 22 November 2017

C-list celeb's slots and sleeping pills

David Gest's lonely death marks the end of a life spent in the limelight of others, writes Sarah Caden

SAD SOUL: Reality TV star and music producer David Gest. Photo: Ken McKay
SAD SOUL: Reality TV star and music producer David Gest. Photo: Ken McKay

Sarah Caden

On January 10, the day David Bowie's death was announced, his ex-wife Angie was in the Celebrity Big Brother house. She was told off-camera of his death, then broke down in the diary room and then rejoined her housemates.

When she told housemate Tiffany Pollard what had happened, the US reality-TV personality misheard and became hysterical, believing that their housemate David Gest had died.

Her screaming alerted the other celebs, who joined her in running into the bedroom, pulling the duvet off a dozing David Gest and going so far as to check his pulse.

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