We are sorry to report the passing of Dennis Shields, long time on-and-off romantic partner of Bethenny Frankel.
Early Friday morning, Dennis accidentally overdosed on OxyContin at his Trump Tower apartment. His housekeeper was unable to reverse the overdose using Narcan.
Dennis is survived by his four children, with Jill Shields. The two separated in 2016, but had remained close ever since.
Our hearts go out to Dennis’s family and loved ones.
We all know how much Bethenny had been struggling over the course of the last season of Real Housewives of New York City, and Dennis was always there for her. I hope Bethenny is surrounded by love and support right now.
If I can leave you with any kind of message from this tragedy, just treasure your loved ones, tell them and show them you love them. You never know in this life.
-Aoife, TV Maven