David Gest's family are suing his lawyers after he snubbed them in his will and gave most of his £10million estate to his attorney

  • I'm a Celebrity Star, 62, left majority of his substantial fortune to his lawyer
  • Estate included five-bedroom Tennessee home and £1.6m in memorabilia
  • Eccentric American entertainer Gest died from a stroke in April this year 

The family of David Gest are suing his legal team after he snubbed them in his will

The family of David Gest are suing his legal team after he snubbed them in his will and left most of his £10million fortune to his attorney.

Loved ones of the I'm a Celebrity star, 62, are furious after lawyer Edward Bearman got his five bedroom home in Tennessee, worth £450,000.

He was also left Gest's collection of memorabilia, worth around £1.6million, and clothes once belonging to the US entertainer's pal, Michael Jackson, reports the Sun.

TV producer Gest was found dead in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf, London, in April this year. 

It was later confirmed that he had suffered a stroke. 

As well as appearing on the ITV reality series I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Los Angeles native Gest was also known for his short and troubled marriage to Liza Minnelli. 

His sister Barbara Gerber, 60,  is said to be taking legal action against the executors of his will - who are said to work at Mr Bearman's firm.

Pictured: Gest with Liza Minelli in 2002, the pair were married for five years and endured a troubled relationship

Gest's former bodyguard and fried Imad Handi, 40, was left £18,000 in the will, but said he was disappointed with the sum.

He told the Sun: 'I am upset and his family are upset. He told me I would be looked after. I've no idea why he left Bearman almost everything.'


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