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Posted: August 10, 2018

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo Bethenny Frankel poses at the Entertainment Weekly and People 2018 Upfronts Celebration in New York. Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to the reality TV personality. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo Bethenny Frankel poses at the Entertainment Weekly and People 2018 Upfronts Celebration in New York. Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to the reality TV personality. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK —

Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office has identified the man as Dennis Shields.

The 51-year-old Shields had been known for being the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Frankel, who gained fame as a star of "The Real Housewives of New York City."

Police responding to a 911 call say they discovered the body shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday at President Donald Trump's high-rise on Fifth Avenue.

An emergency medical service team pronounced Shields dead at the scene.

Frankel went to high school with Shield's estranged wife.


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