Mourners share the pain of the death of Dennis Shields, 51, who died of an overdose of oxycodone and # 039;

Mourners have been sharing their grief over the death related to an apparent opiate overdose of Dennis Shields, 51 (left), who was found Friday after dying at his home in New York; Shields had been a longtime friend of Bethenny Frankel (right), and a more recent romantic couple, with the two photographed here in New York City in June 2016

Mourners have been sharing their grief over the death related to an apparent overdose of opiates to Dennis Shields, 51, who was found Friday after dying at his home in New York City.

Those who are publicly afflicted by the loss of Shields include actors such as film and television director Brian Koppelman, the famous personality Mehmet & # 39; Dr. Oz & Oz, and his estranged wife, Jill, with whom he shared four children.

His romantic partner Bethenny Frankel, whom he had known for more than two decades, has not commented personally, but sources say she is "disconsolate."

There were more signs of sadness, sympathy and support from many of Shields' business colleagues, as well as the characters in the BravoTV Real Housewives franchise.

Shields died unexpectedly after he was believed to have suffered a heart attack while taking an excessive dose of oxycodone, an addictive opioid he was taking to treat back pain.

He was at his home in Trump Tower at the time of his death, with his housekeeper, whom he asked to administer Narcan, an opiate blocker, according to TMZ.

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Mourners have been sharing their grief over the death related to an apparent opiate overdose of Dennis Shields, 51 (left), who was found Friday after dying at his home in New York; Shields had been a longtime friend of Bethenny Frankel (right), and a more recent romantic couple, with the two photographed here in New York City in June 2016

Mourners have been sharing their grief over the death related to an apparent opiate overdose of Dennis Shields, 51 (left), who was found Friday after dying at his home in New York; Shields had been a longtime friend of Bethenny Frankel (right), and a more recent romantic couple, with the two photographed here in New York City in June 2016

Shortly before 9 am on Friday, Shields asked his housekeeper to go to a pharmacy to buy it, after taking several pills the night before.

At some point, according to TMZ, the housekeeper returned with Narcan, noted that he did not respond, called 911 and administered the Narcan, although it is not clear in what order these events took place, but Shields remained insensitive.

Narcan works by eliminating opiates from opiate receptors in a person's brain.

The sources tell DailyMail.com that Shield's heart could not cope with the dose of oxycodone he is believed to have taken, as of Thursday night.

Before his untimely death, Dr. Oz was just one of the many lives that Shields touched.

"It's sad to know that Bethenny Frankel's friend, Dennis Shields, was killed by an apparent overdose of opioids today," Dr. Oz shared on Twitter on Friday.

& # 39; My thoughts are w / Bethenny and all the loved ones of Dennis. His death is another reminder that the opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions and can affect everyone. "

Before his untimely death, Dr. Mehmet & # 39; Dr. Oz & Oz was one of the many lives that Shields touched

Before his untimely death, Dr. Mehmet & # 39; Dr. Oz & Oz was one of the many lives that Shields touched

Before his untimely death, Dr. Mehmet & # 39; Dr. Oz & Oz was one of the many lives that Shields touched

Koppelman, the co-creator of & # 39; Billions & # 39; of Showtime, he also shared his sadness for the passing of his longtime friend.

Koppelman, the co-creator of & # 39; Billions & # 39; of Showtime, he also shared his sadness for the passing of his longtime friend.

Koppelman, the co-creator of & # 39; Billions & # 39; of Showtime, he also shared his sadness for the passing of his longtime friend.

Koppelman, the co-creator of & # 39; Billions & # 39; of Showtime, he also shared his sadness about the death of his old friend.

"Dennis Shields, who died this morning, was my best friend for 30 years, one of the smartest and most generous people I've ever met," Koppelman wrote Friday.

"He was also one of the great storytellers in the world, and he understood the endless absurdity of life in his bones, loved him, and loves his family."

Frankel, who has not personally commented on Shield's death publicly, is "disconsolate" over the death of her boyfriend Dennis Shields.

Sources close to the Real Housewife of New York told E! News: This is really bad. It's awful. She has known him for more than 20 years. She has a broken heart.

According to reports, Frankel is "disconsolate" over the loss of his boyfriend who was found dead on Friday morning.

According to reports, Frankel is "disconsolate" over the loss of his boyfriend who was found dead on Friday morning.

According to reports, Frankel is "disconsolate" over the loss of his boyfriend who was found dead on Friday morning.

Shields (pictured with Bethenny Frankel in 2016) was found dead on Friday morning

Shields (pictured with Bethenny Frankel in 2016) was found dead on Friday morning

Shields (pictured with Bethenny Frankel in 2016) was found dead on Friday morning

The coroner's car remained outside Trump Tower on Friday afternoon hours after the 51-year-old man died, reportedly after trying to take Narcan to reverse the effects of opiates.

The coroner's car remained outside Trump Tower on Friday afternoon hours after the 51-year-old man died, reportedly after trying to take Narcan to reverse the effects of opiates.

The coroner's car remained outside Trump Tower on Friday afternoon hours after the 51-year-old man died, reportedly after trying to take Narcan to reverse the effects of opiates.

The forensic doctor's truck is seen leaving the building on Friday afternoon

The forensic doctor's truck is seen leaving the building on Friday afternoon

The forensic doctor's truck is seen leaving the building on Friday afternoon

Sometime before 9 am, Shields lost consciousness and the maid called 911. Soon after, he was pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians.

Sources close to the businessman told DailyMail.com that his back had been "acting" recently and had not yet recovered from surgery in 2015.

They believe that he died of cardiac arrest because his heart "could not cope" with the potent analgesic's dose.

Frankel was not aware of the news on Friday morning and was adding to his Instagram story frequently until around noon (seen above in a selfie with his dog on Friday morning)

Frankel was not aware of the news on Friday morning and was adding to his Instagram story frequently until around noon (seen above in a selfie with his dog on Friday morning)

Frankel was not aware of the news on Friday morning and was adding to his Instagram story frequently until around noon (seen above in a selfie with his dog on Friday morning)

Frankel was at his house in Bridgehampton when he died. He seemed unaware of the tragedy and was uploading photographs and videos to his Instagram story until around noon.

She and Shields left intermittently from 2016 but they always remained friends.

It appeared from time to time in the program of Bravo in which it stars. SkinnyGirl mogul has not commented on the death of Shields.

Shields' wife, Jill, with whom she had four children, told DailyMail.com that she was "devastated" by her death.

The couple was married for 26 years before separating in 2016, not long before he and Frankel became an item.

They still had not finished their divorce when he died.

& # 39; We're all heartbroken & # 39; said Jill.

"Dennis was and always will be the love of my life, his spirit lives in our children."

She added that he was a "loving father and friend".

The couple had four children together; daughters Tyler, 24, Darien, 20, and Kelsey, who is in college, and a son, Zachary, 23.

Shields had tried to sell his two-bedroom apartment in Trump Tower since last April. It is still on the list for $ 4.75 million. A photograph taken inside the apartment is shown

Shields had tried to sell his two-bedroom apartment in Trump Tower since last April. It is still on the list for $ 4.75 million. A photograph taken inside the apartment is shown

Shields had tried to sell his two-bedroom apartment in Trump Tower since last April. It is still on the list for $ 4.75 million. A photograph taken inside the apartment is shown

Shields was the CEO of LawCash, a Brooklyn-based firm that funds lawsuits against New York City.

& # 39; We are all heartbroken. Dennis was and always will be the love of my life. His spirit lives in our children & # 39;

Distant wife of Shields Jill

He was also the CEO of Esquire Bank and the state-of-the-art company YieldStreet.

The businessman lived on the 42nd floor of Trump Tower, the luxurious building located in the heart of Manhattan on 5th Avenue, in a two-bedroom apartment that he bought for $ 3 million in 2012.

He put it on the market in April 2017 for $ 4.75 million and it's still for sale.

Jill Schwartzberg Shields, the entrepreneur's estranged wife, said she was "heartbroken" by the news when she called Dennis & # 39; the love of her life & # 39;

Jill Schwartzberg Shields, the entrepreneur's estranged wife, said she was "heartbroken" by the news when she called Dennis & # 39; the love of her life & # 39;

Jill Schwartzberg Shields, the entrepreneur's estranged wife, said she was "heartbroken" by the news when she called Dennis & # 39; the love of her life & # 39;

The first of Frankel's housewives to talk on Friday was Sonja Morgan.

"This is heartbreaking," said Morgan.

"I spoke with Bethenny yesterday to say that I was going to Costa Rica, in case I wanted to come and escape.

"He's been working so hard," he told RadarOnline.

Carole Radziwill, who spent the last season fighting with her best friend Bethenny, later tweeted her condolences.

Without referring to Bethenny, he said: "I just heard the bad news about Dennis.

& # 39; He was a good man. My condolences to all your family and friends. So tragic. & # 39;

& # 39; I know what it is to lose someone so soon. It's unbearable, "co-star Jill Zarin, who recently became widowed, told The Post.

& # 39; There is nothing worse than sudden death. You can not prepare yourself There's no time to say goodbye.

Frankel and Shields had been friends for years before they started dating.

He called one of his daughters in one of the infamous reunion episodes of his show Bravo to show that their relationship was healthy after it was claimed that they began to meet before their separation.

Shields is represented with his estranged wife, on the right, two of his four children. Zachary, 23, and Darien, 20. They are shown in 2014, two years before separating

Shields is represented with his estranged wife, on the right, two of his four children. Zachary, 23, and Darien, 20. They are shown in 2014, two years before separating

Shields is represented with his estranged wife, on the right, two of his four children. Zachary, 23, and Darien, 20. They are shown in 2014, two years before separating

Shields and her ex were married for 26 years before their separation in 2016. Jill is photographed with her four children, L-R: college student Kelsey, Zachary, 23, Tyler, 24 and Darien, 20

Shields and her ex were married for 26 years before their separation in 2016. Jill is photographed with her four children, L-R: college student Kelsey, Zachary, 23, Tyler, 24 and Darien, 20

Shields and her ex were married for 26 years before their separation in 2016. Jill is photographed with her four children, L-R: college student Kelsey, Zachary, 23, Tyler, 24 and Darien, 20

Shields is represented with Bethenny in an episode of the show that aired in April. It was filmed last fall in Southampton

Shields is represented with Bethenny in an episode of the show that aired in April. It was filmed last fall in Southampton

Shields is represented with Bethenny in an episode of the show that aired in April. It was filmed last fall in Southampton

Carole Radziwill, Bethenny's best friend, was one of the first to address the tragedy on Friday

Carole Radziwill, Bethenny's best friend, was one of the first to address the tragedy on Friday

Carole Radziwill, Bethenny's best friend, was one of the first to address the tragedy on Friday

During that call, Shields' daughter spoke of back surgery that still caused her pain when she died.

WHAT IS OXYCODONE?

Oxycodone is the most commonly prescribed opioid in the United States. UU., Along with hydrocodone.

Both are classified as "semi-synthetic" because (like heroin) they are synthesized from opium.

The effects of oxycodone in the brain are indistinguishable from the effects produced by heroin.

The most commonly used brand is OxyContin, manufactured by Purdue Pharma, which has become the poster of the opiate epidemic.

Despite attempts to make the drug less addictive by making it more difficult to crush, the drug is still commonly reported in overdoses.

In May, after separating, Frankel alluded to a reconciliation and told Steve Harvey: "I have been with someone from time to time for years.

"It's like an association in which if we're not teammates and it does not work and one man is defeated, then the other man is depressed."

"We try to be really good teammates and be good teammates and I think relationships are strangely, and this sounds cold, but a bit like business.

"If the two people are not happy with that, but a little uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in [to] something, it does not work

"So both partners have to say:" Alright, I'm in this for this. "

& # 39; And I think we could be at that point, believe it or not. I have not said that to anyone yet.

On Friday, Shields colleagues at Esquire cried like a "true visionary."

"It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and business partner, Dennis Shields.

"Dennis' passion for his family, his friends and his professional work have no equal and there are no words to describe the loss we feel today.

"This tragic and emotional loss is devastating to everyone who met Dennis and we love him deeply," said Tony Coelho, vice president of the Board.

Andrew Sagliocca, president and CEO, added: "Dennis was a great visionary in the financial and legal community and created a great franchise in Esquire Bank.

"Our focus, thoughts, prayers and love are with your family."

The death of Shields is the second in Trump Tower in six months. In April, an art dealer was killed by a fire in his 50th floor apartment.

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