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Jill Zarin says she's 'devastated' over Dennis Shields' death

Jill Zarin says she's 'devastated' over Dennis Shields' death

Shields was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Real Housewives of NY star Bethenny Frankel.

A New York Police Department spokesperson told People that "a 51-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene at Shields' Trump Tower address".

His assistant reportedly administered Narcan in an unsuccessful attempt to revive him. In an interview days before his death, Shields said they were still together four weeks ago.

Dennis Shields is dead at the age of 51.

"We are all heartbroken".

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life. "We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss".

As for Radziwill, she appeared on six seasons of RHONY and left the show in July to go back to journalism and producing.

Shields, the CEO of litigation funding company LawCash, has long had a close and complex relationship with Frankel, who has a daughter, Bryn, 8, with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

In May, the reality TV star told Steve Harvey that their relationship was complicated, according to People.

Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend started the binge that killed him Thursday night and realized he was in trouble. "It's like a partnership where if we're not being teammates and it's not working and one man is down, then the other man is down". I'm so sad for her.

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

She continued, "I have worked with awesome producers, made great friends, and I'm thrilled to leave frenemies behind".

She added that they were trying to be good teammates and partners, and she thinks that relationships are "a little bit like a business".