David Alan Gest (May 11, 1953 – April 12, 2016) was an American producer and television personality. Gest produced the television special Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, which was the last reunion of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons coming 17 years after their previous reunion. Gest appeared on the 2006 series of the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Gest appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2016, but elected to leave the show after 13 days due to "medical reasons", as cited by Channel 5. He frequently made tabloid headlines during his marriage with Liza Minnelli. He founded the American Cinema Awards Foundation in 1983.