Bethenny Frankel’s On/Off Boyfriend Dennis Shields Found Dead
The 51-year-old was reportedly found dead at his room in Trump Tower.
Dennis Shields, the on-again, off-again boyfriend The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel, was found dead in his home.
The 51-year-old was found unconscious by police in his room at Trump Tower in New York City, and was later pronounced dead.
“On Friday at around 9:19 a.m, police responded to a 911 call of an aided male inside of 721 5th Avenue," a New York Police Department spokesperson told Us Weekly.
"Upon arrival, they discovered the unconscious male at the location. EMS responded and pronounced the man deceased."
"The NYC Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.”
Frankel, 47, had known Shields for more than 20 years, and the pair had dated on and off for the past two.
According to Frankel's comments in an August 8 episode of RHONY, the couple had recently taken a break from their relationship.
Frankel, the founder of the highly successful Skinny Girl lifestyle brand, has yet to comment, however her co-star Carol Radzwill tweeted her condolences.
Shields is survived by his estranged wife, Jill Schwartzberg Shields, and their children.
Schwartzberg Shields told E! News, "Dennis' family is devastated by this terrible news. He was a loving father and friend. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss."
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