Dennis Shields, the off-and-on boyfriend of reality star Bethenny Frankel, is dead. What is his cause of death? How did he die?
The cause of death was a suspected drug overdose. Frankel is a star on the Real Housewives of New York City reality television program He was found dead in Trump Tower, according to The New York Post.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dennis Shields Died From a Prescription Pill Overdose, Reports Say
The @nypost is reporting that @Bethenny‘s on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields has been found dead in Trump Tower of a suspected overdose on prescription pills. Hoping this isn’t true💔 #RHONY https://t.co/HVW93UyKvP
— That Housewives Guy (@housewivesguy) August 10, 2018
The New York Post broke the news of Dennis Shields’ death and described a frantic attempt by Shields to save his own life. Shields, worried he was suffering a prescription pill overdose, asked his assistant to give him Narcan on the morning of August 10, 2018, The Post reported, citing sources.
However, reported The Post, Shields, 51, “lost consciousness” before the Narcan could work and died. Narcan is a medication that is used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.
The exact prescription drug involved was not clear.
Dennis Shields & Bethenny Frankel Had a ‘Complicated’ Relationship
In May 2018, Frankel opened up about the relationship in an interview with People Magazine. She said that they’d met decades before when he dated her high school friend (and later married her), according to People.
Years later, when Shields separated from his wife, he and Frankel started dating, People reported. They started dating in 2016, and the Skinnygirl founder told People: “I’ve been with someone on and off for years,” she said. “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 and I think relationships oddly are — and this sounds cold — but a little bit like business.”