The dance star passed away on 12 March (15) in Beverly Hills, California. No further details about his death were known as WENN went to press.

He began his career on stage, dancing with stars including Mae West before landing his own one-man shows.

Arnett became Liberace's stage director in the 1950s and spent 30 years working with the legendary performer.

He was also believed to have been responsible for introducing Liberace to his partner Scott Thorson, and was portrayed by comic Tom Papa in Michael Douglas' biopic Behind the Candelabra.