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Bethenny Frankel is mourning the lack of her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields.
Shields, 51, was found dead on Friday at his Trump Tower house in New York Metropolis. The Workplace of Chief Medical Examiner of the Metropolis of New York spokesperson informed E! Information that police had been known as to Shields’ house on Friday morning and found him unconscious. Emergency medical service employees later pronounced Shields lifeless. The reason for his loss of life stays below investigation.
A supply tells E! Information that Frankel is “heartbroken” by Shields’ sudden loss of life.
“That is actually unhealthy. It is dreadful. She’s recognized him for over 20 years,” the insider says. “She’s heartbroken.”
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Shields’ estranged spouse Jill Schwartzberg Shields stated in a press release to E! Information Friday, “Dennis’ household is devastated by this horrible news. He was a loving father and pal. We ask that the media respect our privateness throughout this time of loss.”
The New York Post and TMZ reported Friday that Shields had suffered an obvious overdose. In accordance with the retailers, Shields’ assistant had administered Narcan, used to reverse opioid overdoses, however was unable to revive him. A New York Police Division spokesperson informed People on Friday that “preliminarily,” they’re investigating the loss of life “as a potential overdose.”
Frankel’s former Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis co-star Carole Radziwill reacted to Shields’ loss of life on Twitter Friday.
“I simply heard the unhappy news about Dennis,” she wrote. “He was an excellent man. My condolences to all his household and buddies. So tragic.”