Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel walking in Manhattan

He then began an on-and-off relationship with "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel.

Bethenny Frankel's "RHONY" co-stars - including frenemy Carole Radziwill - are rallying around her, following her boyfriend, Dennis Shield's, heartbreaking death on August 10. According to NBC New York, police and medical personnel responded to an emergency call from Trump Tower at around 9 a.m. on Friday morning, and when they arrived, they found Shields to be unconscious and unresponsive.

His assistant reportedly administered Narcan in an unsuccessful attempt to revive him.

Our sources say they believe Shields OD'd on oxycodone ... but an autopsy is pending.

Shields has dated Frankel, who has also appeared on "The Apprentice", "Shark Tank" and other shows.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told Fox 5 News that the investigation is ongoing and the cause and manner of death will be released when completed. "Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life", Shields' ex-wife Jill said in a statement. "We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss".

Shields has made numerous appearances on "The Real Housewives of NY".

Shields has had a romance with Frankel since 2016.

In May, the reality TV star told Steve Harvey that their relationship was complicated, according to People. I'm so sad for her.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Bethenny Frankel asking for comment. If the world came to an end, I would be able to pay for everything.

"We're trying to really kind of be good parents and good teammates and I think relationships oddly are - and this sounds cold - but a bit like business", she added. If both people aren't happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in (to) something, it doesn't work.