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    Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

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    Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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.’’

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    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.

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    An emergency medical service team pronounced Shields dead at the scene.

    Frankel went to high school with Shield’s estranged wife.