David Gest 'strung out' on medication

WhatsOn Apr 13, 2016

David Gest was reportedly "strung out" on strong medication in the days leading up to his death.

The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star tragically passed away yesterday (04.12.16) at the age of 62 at his hotel in Canary Wharf, London and it is believed he had been struggling with "nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away".

A source said: "He seemed strung out and went off the radar at times. He was taking some really strong medication because he was suffering from nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away.

"He also suffered from high blood pressure, which he had special tablets for, and had been on sleeping pills for years because he suffered from insomnia - he always slept at weird times. He saw a doctor within the last week because of his chest, and felt so unwell he had to postpone lots of plans, but he seemed to think he was on the mend."

David's death is currently being treated by Metropolitan police as "unexplained" but not suspicious. A post-mortem is expected to be held soon.

Meanwhile, since his tragic death, friends have rushed to pay tribute to the legendary music producer.

Television presenter Lizzie Cundy told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He hadn't been very well. He had a cough he couldn't get rid of and he said to me: 'Nobody believes that I'm ill.' We joked about him not getting rid of the cough. He always does wind-ups. When I got the call, I thought it was a joke.

"He had a doctor to see him a few weeks back, but he said he was starting to get better. He started coughing down the phone to me, and he had to get off the phone. That's when he cancelled. But he was back on the road."

David Gest 'strung out' on medication

WhatsOn Apr 13, 2016

David Gest was reportedly "strung out" on strong medication in the days leading up to his death.

The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star tragically passed away yesterday (04.12.16) at the age of 62 at his hotel in Canary Wharf, London and it is believed he had been struggling with "nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away".

A source said: "He seemed strung out and went off the radar at times. He was taking some really strong medication because he was suffering from nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away.

"He also suffered from high blood pressure, which he had special tablets for, and had been on sleeping pills for years because he suffered from insomnia - he always slept at weird times. He saw a doctor within the last week because of his chest, and felt so unwell he had to postpone lots of plans, but he seemed to think he was on the mend."

David's death is currently being treated by Metropolitan police as "unexplained" but not suspicious. A post-mortem is expected to be held soon.

Meanwhile, since his tragic death, friends have rushed to pay tribute to the legendary music producer.

Television presenter Lizzie Cundy told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He hadn't been very well. He had a cough he couldn't get rid of and he said to me: 'Nobody believes that I'm ill.' We joked about him not getting rid of the cough. He always does wind-ups. When I got the call, I thought it was a joke.

"He had a doctor to see him a few weeks back, but he said he was starting to get better. He started coughing down the phone to me, and he had to get off the phone. That's when he cancelled. But he was back on the road."

David Gest 'strung out' on medication

WhatsOn Apr 13, 2016

David Gest was reportedly "strung out" on strong medication in the days leading up to his death.

The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star tragically passed away yesterday (04.12.16) at the age of 62 at his hotel in Canary Wharf, London and it is believed he had been struggling with "nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away".

A source said: "He seemed strung out and went off the radar at times. He was taking some really strong medication because he was suffering from nasty chest problems that just wouldn't go away.

"He also suffered from high blood pressure, which he had special tablets for, and had been on sleeping pills for years because he suffered from insomnia - he always slept at weird times. He saw a doctor within the last week because of his chest, and felt so unwell he had to postpone lots of plans, but he seemed to think he was on the mend."

David's death is currently being treated by Metropolitan police as "unexplained" but not suspicious. A post-mortem is expected to be held soon.

Meanwhile, since his tragic death, friends have rushed to pay tribute to the legendary music producer.

Television presenter Lizzie Cundy told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He hadn't been very well. He had a cough he couldn't get rid of and he said to me: 'Nobody believes that I'm ill.' We joked about him not getting rid of the cough. He always does wind-ups. When I got the call, I thought it was a joke.

"He had a doctor to see him a few weeks back, but he said he was starting to get better. He started coughing down the phone to me, and he had to get off the phone. That's when he cancelled. But he was back on the road."