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Frankel has not commented on the 51-year-old’s demise. The Workplace of Chief Medical Examiner of the Metropolis of New York spokesperson instructed E! Information that police have been referred to as to Shields’ house on Friday morning and found Shields unconscious. Emergency medical service staff later pronounced him lifeless. The reason for his demise stays below investigation.
In line with the New York Post and TMZ, Shields had suffered an obvious overdose. The retailers reported that his assistant had administered Narcan, used to reverse opioid overdoses, however was unable to revive him.
A New York Police Division spokesperson instructed People that “preliminarily,” they’re investigating the demise “as a potential overdose.”
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Frankel, who has a daughter from a previous marriage, and Shields, CEO of the pre-settlement funding firm LawCash, have identified one another for almost 30 years and dated on and off since late 2015 or early 2016.
His estranged spouse Jill Schwartzberg Shields stated in a press release to E! Information, “Dennis’ household is devastated by this horrible news. He was a loving father and buddy. We ask that the media respect our privateness throughout this time of loss.”
In January, Frankel stated she was single. In Might, she instructed instructed Steve Harvey on his speak present, “I have been with somebody on and off for years. It is like a partnership the place if we’re not being teammates and it is not working and one man is down, then the opposite man is down,” in accordance with People.
She didn’t establish Shields by identify.
“We’re attempting to essentially sort of be good companions and be good teammates and I believe relationships oddly are—and this sounds chilly—however slightly bit like enterprise,” she stated. “If each individuals aren’t pleased about it however barely uncomfortable and giving up one thing or giving in [to] one thing, it does not work. So each companions should say, ‘All proper, I am in it for this.'”
—Reporting by Amanda Williams