Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Bethenny Frankel attends the 70th Annual Parsons Benefit on May 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for The New School)

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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