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Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

Dennis Shields left appears with Bethenny Frankel in a scene from the

"Real Housewives of New York City" star Bethenny Frankel's on-again-off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields was found dead on Friday in Trump Tower in New York City.

The "Real Housewives of New York" star's on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields may have died of a drug overdose, according to TMZ's report.

The New York City medical examiner's office is still investigating, but confirmed a man was found dead at Trump Tower. According to Page Six, Shields thought he was overdosing on prescription pills, and asked his assistant to administer Narcan. The two knew each other for nearly three decades, since Shields married one of Frankel's high school friends.

Dennis Shields attended a Hamptons party with Frankel this season on RHONY and mingled with Dorinda and John. It is unclear where Frankel was at the time of Shields' death.

"He said, 'You better get out ASAP.' That's how I knew to get out, otherwise I'd still be in there", Shield recalled.

A cause of death has yet to be determined. "Please respect our family's privacy at this time". He was an influential figure not just to the Skinnygirl Cocktails CEO, but to her daughter Bryn Hoppy, 8, as well.

Dennis and Bethenny are thought to have been now not dating. News, "They gave each other a little bit of space and now they're back together having fun".

Representatives for Frankel did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment. If the world came to an end, I would be able to pay for everything.

"I've been with someone on and off for years", she told talk show host Steve Harvey.

"I didn't say it to Dennis, but in my own mind, I said, '90 days. We're trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates".