Celebrity Big Brother housemates pay tribute at David Gest's funeral

David Gest Celebrity Big Brother 2016

David Gest's funeral took place in London today with a number of Celebrity Big Brother housemates in attendance.

In fact a whole host of celebs gathered to say their final goodbyes as David was cremated.

Christopher Maloney, Danniella Westbrook, Darren Day, Jeremy McConnell, Stephanie Davis and Gemma Collins all attended the funeral which took place this afternoon in Golders Green.

Stephanie tweeted beforehand: "Today we say goodbye to David".

Former X Factor finalist Christopher added in a message posted online: "A very sad day today attending dear friend David Gest funeral – he was so thoughtful and hilarious & I feel honored to have known him #RIP".

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Darren sang Les Mis' Bring Him Home before David was committed to Frank Sinatra's My Way.

David Gest tragically and suddenly passed away earlier this month, aged 62.

He died in a London hotel as he prepared for the David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul Tour, a now unfortunate reference to the infamous mix up during Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 back in January.

David had proved a hit with viewers on CBB, much like his earlier appearance on ITV's I'm A Celebrity, but left the house due to illness halfway through the series.

While not present at the funeral, a number of David's other fellow CBB housemates have paid tribute to the "beautiful human".

Megan McKenna tweeted: "My thoughts go out to David Gest's family I'm so lucky I had the to meet and get to know him for the short time that I did I'll always remember your funny stories I'll miss you David xxx"

Scotty T wrote: "Can't believe your gone RIP David Gest. What a beautiful human xxxx"

And Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark posted: "So sad to hear the news about David Gest . Really sad news. Xx #RipDavid"

RIP David.

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