A representative for the New York Police Department confirmed to HuffPost that there was a medical emergency at an address in Trump Tower, where Shields had an apartment, around 9 a.m., but would not release the identity of the victim.
"So so many thoughts & prayers to [Bethenny], Bryn, & the family of Dennis Shields. can't believe it. light, love, & strength to all", one fan wrote, sending her thoughts to Frankel and her daughter, Bryn.
Frankel's on-off romance with Shields was a mainstay on Real Housewives of NY.
Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Sonja Morgan, 54, and Carole Radziwill, 54, have been the only two co-stars (so far) to publicly speak up about the incident. If the world came to an end, I would be able to pay for everything. He was a good man.
The duo started dating in 2016, three years after Bethenny filed for divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy.
In May, she appeared on Steve Harvey's talk show, where she talked about the status of their relationship. She explained that if they weren't "being teammates and it's not working, and one man is down, then the other man is down". They said they found the 51-year-old unconscious and unresponsive, and that he was pronounced dead at the scene. "We're trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates". If both people aren't happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in (to) something, it doesn't work. "I didn't say it to Dennis, but in my own mind, I said, '90 days. I haven't said that to anyone yet".