Bethenny Frankel's longtime lover Dennis Shields died on Friday and now RadarOnline.com has obtained heart-wrenching photos of the RHONY star breaking down and sobbing uncontrollably at the late businessman’s funeral in New York Monday morning. In the images, Frankel can be seen wearing black in the pouring down rain as she received emotional support after breaking down during final goodbyes at the cemetery where his burial is taking place. Click through for more.
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As readers know, Shields was found deceased in his Trump Tower apartment last week of an apparent overdose of narcotic painkillers.
He reportedly asked his assistant to administer Narcan, which treats opiate overdoses. But it was allegedly too late.
Frankel allegedly broke up with the 51-year-old just weeks before his sudden passing, according to insiders.
Despite speculation of suicide and/or substance abuse, a pal of Shields claimed to Radar exclusively that his death was “100 percent” an accident.
Gregory Broccoli, a friend and colleague of Shields for 20 years, told Radar on Monday that he believes the New York businessman would have never taken his own life. “There’s no way that this was intentional,” said the pal. “It’s impossible. There was too much on his agenda.”
The longtime friend of Shields told Radar that he believes the meds Shields allegedly overdosed on were for his bad back – something he complained about for years.
Shields’ estranged wife, Jill, voiced her grief all over social media, even calling the father of her children the love of her life.
In a touching Instagram post this Monday, the Real Housewives of New York star shared a photo of Shields lying in bed next to her beloved dog, Cookie, who recently passed away as well. “Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love. #nowandforever,” Frankel, 47, wrote in the caption.
Frankel's pal, Sonja Morgan, told Radar she was "shocked" by his sudden passing, and felt "so sad" for her TV star friend.
Broccoli said he’ll remember Shields for having “impeccable character, no judgment on rich, poor or what an individual looked like, and the most amazing individual.”
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