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Bethenny Frankel’s on-off boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel are seen leaving SoHo House on June 14, 2016 in New York City.
Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel are seen leaving SoHo House on June 14, 2016 in New York City.
SOURCE: Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
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Bethenny Frankel’s on-off boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

The on-again-off-again boyfriend of “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel has been found dead of a suspected overdose in New York City.

The New York Post reports Dennis Shields, 51, was found by his assistant inside his Trump Tower apartment. The paper reports Shields asked his assistant to give him Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of a drug overdose, but lost consciousness before the medication took effect. Shields was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Frankel, 47, first dated Shields when he and his wife separated in 2016. Frankel and Shields, who have known each other for decades, were shown together on the Skinnygirl founder’s Bravo reality show.

Shields’ estranged wife, Jill Shields, released a statement to People Magazine saying, “We are all heartbroken. Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life. His spirit lives on in our children. Please respect our family’s privacy at this time.”

Frankel has not publicly commented on Shields’ death.

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