Reality star and best-selling author, Bethenny Frankel, is the mourning the sudden loss of her former boyfriend, Dennis Shields.
Dennis worked as a banker in New York City and was famous for dating on the reality television’s most well-known actress, Bethenny Frankel. The Sun reports that Dennis worked as CEO to a firm called LawCash where they offered high-fee loans to help people looking to engage in litigation.
On Friday morning, he was discovered not breathing in his apartment at Trump Tower.
The New York Post confirms that for the first several minutes after first responders arrived, his name could not be released as they believed he had died from a drug overdose.
Following his death, his ex-wife, Jill Shields, revealed that he was Dennis who had died. She shared in her loss in a statement with People: “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.”
The post also confirms that just moments prior to his death, Dennis was asking his assistant to administer Narcan to him. Narcan is an emergency medicine used to reverse the effects of an overdose. Demi Lovato, a superstar singer, was administered Narcan just weeks ago after her nearly fatal overdose in California.
Wow this is truly sad... Bethenny Frankel's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was found dead Friday of a suspected overdose according to tmz... Law enforcement sources say they got a call just after 9 AM for an unresponsive male. Upon arriving at Shields' Trump Tower apartment, they learned his assistant had administered Narcan but was unsuccessful in reviving him. Our sources say they believe Shields OD'd on oxycodone ... but an autopsy is pending. Frankel and Shields met nearly 30 years ago but didn't start dating until 2016. The relationship had many splits and makeups. The New York Post first reported the death. Story developing ... #Bethennyfrankel #RHNY #DaMinorityReport
Bethenny Frankel dated Dennis after a 27-year friendship and have dated on and off over the last three years since her divorce. She has not released a statement following Dennis’ death.