Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend Dennis Shields found dead

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Shields reportedly died from a suspected drug overdose.

The on/off boyfriend of U.S. reality TV star Bethenny Frankel has reportedly died from a suspected drug overdose.

Dennis Shields was found unresponsive at his Trump Tower apartment in New York City on Friday morning.

According to the New York Post, the 51 year old had allegedly asked his assistant to administer Narcan, a drug used as an emergency treatment to counter the effects of an opiod overdose, but he lost consciousness before the medication kicked in.

Paramedics were called to the building, but they weren't able to revive Shields, who was subsequently pronounced dead.

He and Frankel began dating in 2016, but endured a number of ups and downs, and in May, The Real Housewives of New York City regular admitted the relationship was complicated. Speaking with Steve Harvey, she said:

"I've been with someone on and off for years."

"It's like a partnership where if we're not being teammates and it's not working and one man is down, then the other man is down. We're trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates." 

Bethenny has yet to make any statement following Shields' passing. 

If you or someone you know is affected by addiction help is available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.


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Written By Marni Dixit

"I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them."


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