The brother of Shark Tank & Barbara Corcoran was found dead in a hotel room in Dominican Republic, the property that maven has revealed, under similar mysterious circumstances as a number of other American tourists who died during their vacation in the country.
Talk to TMZ on Tuesday, Corcoran, 70, said her 60-year-old brother John was on vacation on the Caribbean island in April with a friend when he died of a sudden heart attack.
John's early death shares eerie similarities with six other American tourists who have all died under strange circumstances on the island in the last 12 months.
The multi-millionaire said her brother's friend discovered his lifeless body on the floor of their suite, although it remains unclear what exactly happened.
Corcoran said she was told that her brother died after a heart attack, but the theory has never been proven by an autopsy.
John Corcoran (right), the 60-year-old brother of Shark Tank & Barbara Corcoran, was found dead in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic in April, under similar mysterious circumstances as a number of other American tourists who died while on were in the country.
For now it is unclear whether the owner of the roofing company died in one of the two hotels when the other six tourists were found dead.
The announcement of John's death follows a wave of fatal accidents in which apparently healthy tourists started traveling to the Dominican Republic, never to return after sudden deaths from heart attacks or unrecognized illnesses.
FBI officials say they are now investigating each of the dead.
Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California fell ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana on April 10 and died on April 14 after his hospitalization, reported Fox News.
Pennsylvania's Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, also died after drinking a drink from a resort minibar all over the island at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana on 25 May.
Five days later, the Maryland couple, Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, were found dead in their rooms on May 30 at the same resort, although they were staying in an adjacent sister hotel.
A year ago, Yvette Monique Sport, 51, from Glenside, Pennsylvania, also died after drinking from the minibar at that resort, told relatives of Sport Fox 29.
The FBI assists the authorities in the Dominican Republic in investigating the deaths of SIX American tourists while staying in two different resorts in the last 12 months. In July 2018, David Harrison, 45 (left) of Maryland died of an alleged heart attack while on vacation with his wife, Dawn McCoy (right) and their son at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, who is now questioning his widow the other recent deaths
In July 2018, David Harrison (45) of Maryland died of an alleged heart attack while on vacation with his wife and their son on the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, which now questions his widow in view of other recent deaths.
Sport & # 39; s death certificate said she died of a heart attack. Schaup-Werner would have shown preliminary tests, Day and Holmes all died of respiratory problems and pulmonary edema.
To date, the Dominican authorities have not caused Wallace to be a cause of death. DailyMail.com could not immediately reach the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana for comment.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborate with other international organizations in conducting tests in the Bahia Principle properties. It was not immediately clear whether other Dominican resorts, such as the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, were being inspected.
The FBI confirmed that it assisted local authorities in investigating the dead.
Harrison & # 39; s widow, McCoy (left), said on Wednesday that she was suspicious that a heart attack was not to blame for the loss of her husband, Harrison (right), at the time of his death 11 months ago, and she is even more doubtful now
Harrison & # 39; s (pictured) death certificate from the Dominican said he died of pulmonary edema, like the three people who died in May, but also of heart attack (or heart attack) and arteriosclerosis. McCoy said she did not opt for a second autopsy from her husband when she returned his body to the US, but now she wished she had. When she finally got him home, 11 days after his death, she had him cremated
Harrison & # 39; s widow, Dawn McCoy, told CBS News on Wednesday that she was suspicious that a heart attack was not to blame for her husband's loss at the time of his death 11 months ago, and she is even more doubtful.
& # 39; I had no intention of returning a widow, & # 39; McCoy said, remembering his death with tears streaming down her cheeks. & # 39; I was not prepared for what came my way.
The couple and their then 12-year-old son had gone to the Dominican Republic together to celebrate their birthday in July when Harris said he wasn't feeling well.
& # 39; He was unable to breathe. He couldn't talk. He sweated profusely, & McCoy said.
It took 25 minutes for a doctor to reach his room on the Hard Rock. She said her husband died.
She said it took 25 minutes to get to her room, and by that time her husband, who had recently had a full physical condition, was in good health.
Harrison & # 39; s death certificate from the Dominican said he died of pulmonary edema, like Schaup-Werner, Day and Holmes, but also of heart attack (or heart attack) and arteriosclerosis.
Another American, Robert Bell Wallace, 67 (pictured right, with his wife), died in April in the Dominican Republic in a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, six weeks before three other American citizens died in another resort
McCoy said she did not opt for a second autopsy from her husband when she returned his body to the US, but now she wished she had. When she finally got him home, 11 days after his death, she had him cremated.
Wallace, who also died at Hard Rock in April, was known as an enthusiastic traveler and was on vacation with his wife to the Dominican Republic to attend his stepson's wedding.
Wallace & cousin, Chloe Arnold, said that he had skied in Lake Tahoe in March and was generally in good health.
& # 39; It went well, & # 39; Arnold said about her uncle, the owner of a construction company.
& # 39; He and his wife arrived there around midnight on April 10. On April 11, he had whiskey from the minibar. He started to feel very ill, he had blood in his urine and immediately relieved it. & # 39;
On 13 April a physician at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana had to confirm that Wallace had to go to the hospital and he was dead on 14 April.
& # 39; We have so many questions, & # 39; said Arnold. & # 39; We don't want this to happen to anyone else. & # 39;
Wallace is said to have drunk from the minibar and then became ill before he died four days later on April 14
In a statement to Fox News, the US Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in April 2019 in the Dominican Republic. We express our sincere condolences to the family for their loss. Out of respect for the family in this difficult time, we have no additional information to provide. & # 39;
About 78 miles away, Schaup-Werner, a psychotherapist from Allentown, Pennsylvania, died on May 25 after taking a drink from the minibar in her room in Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville of the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana.
The wife and her husband, Daniel Werner, had traveled to the popular tourist destination in the Caribbean to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary.
An autopsy conducted by local authorities determined that the cause of Schaup-Werner's death was respiratory failure and pulmonary edema caused by fluid in the lungs. Dominican officials have said that she, like Sport, died of a heart attack.
DailyMail.com spoke Tuesday afternoon with Jay McDonald, who acts as a speaker for the woman's family. McDonald said that, as far as is known, Schaup-Werner had not expressed any complaints about her health in the days prior to her sudden death.
He wondered why no toxicological report appeared to have been made as part of the cause of death.
He also claimed that Shaup-Werner's glass and drink were not tested, assuming it might have been poisoned.
Wallace & cousin, Chloe Arnold, said that he had skied in Lake Tahoe in March and was generally in good health. Wallace is pictured left and right
Wallace, 67, from California fell ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his minibar in the room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana (photo) on April 10 and died on April 14 after being in the hospital
The family is particularly concerned because the incident came so close, both in place and in time, to the death of the Maryland couple in the same hotel.
& # 39; We don't understand what's going on here & # 39 ;, McDonald said in a telephone interview. & # 39; We have big questions. & # 39;
The Maryland Day and Holmes couple were found dead on May 30 in their hotel room in the same resort.
When their bodies were found, the police also found bottles with high blood pressure medicines in the room.
Autopsies performed on Dag and Holmes found their cause of death the same as with Schaup-Werner: respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.
Bahia Principle has said that it offers a safe and welcoming environment and that it has some of the highest certificates in the hospitality industry.
No suspects have been identified with regard to the deaths and there is no evidence of overt violence, political scientist Frank Duran told GMA.
Family members of all four guests from deceased hotels, although staying at two different chains, now demand answers about the circumstances of their death about six weeks apart.
The Bahia Principe hotel confirmed Schaup-Werner's death in a statement to Fox News, who first reported on the case, partially saying that after the guest did not respond in her room, the hotel doctor responded and sent her to a hospital in Santo Domingo, where she was declared dead on arrival.
About 78 miles away, Miranda Schaup-Werner, a psychotherapist from Allentown, Pennsylvania, died on May 25 at the all-inclusive hotel after taking a drink from the minibar in her room at Bahia Principe Hotel's Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in La Romana. Five days later, Maryland couple Cynthia Day, 49 and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, were found dead in their rooms on May 30 at the same resort, although they were staying in an adjacent sister hotel
A year ago, Yvette Monique Sport, 51 (left), from Glenside, Pennsylvania, also died after drinking from the minibar at the Bahia Principe resort, Sport's family members said. Her death certificate said she died of a heart attack. Preliminary tests would have shown Miranda Schaup-Werner (right), Day and Holmes all died of respiratory problems and pulmonary edema. To date, the Dominican authorities have not caused Wallace to be a cause of death
Five days after Schaup-Werner's death, the Maryland couple Cynthia Day, 49 and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, were found dead in the same hotel.
The statement mentioned the fact that Schaup-Werner had suffered heart disease in the past – a fact passed on by her husband during his interview with the local police in the wake of his wife's death.
McDonald, the brother-in-law of the surviving husband, confirmed that Sheep-Werner was diagnosed 15 years ago with the heart – a condition for which she had been successfully treated.
He told DailyMail.com that the reason why Schaup-Werner's heart condition even arose in a conversation with the police was because her husband & # 39; for a possible explanation.
& # 39; He was looking for a way to characterize what happened, & # 39; McDonald said. & # 39; He was just speculating enormously. & # 39;
McDonald said his brother-in-law told him how he was in his room with his wife on May 25 when she was drinking a travel alcoholic drink and a ginger ale from the mini bar.
About an hour later she sat down to take a selfie and then got up. & # 39; She started screaming and dropped to the floor & # 39 ;, McDonald Fox News said earlier. & # 39; He tried to perform CPR, he tried to CPR her. & # 39;
Werner told the local authorities that his nine-year-old wife was suffering from heart disease
Shortly after he had drunk something, Schaup-Werner was suddenly struck by acute physical suffering that fell to the ground. Her husband immediately performed CPR, a family spokesperson said
Paramedics were brought to the room by hotel staff and given an injection of epinephrine, which is often used to treat allergic reactions.
Schaup-Werner could not be revived and was declared dead.
McDonald said, based on his conversations with her husband, that the Dominican authorities determined the cause of death after a & # 39; very fleeting & # 39; investigation.
The family spokesperson said that when Schaup-Werner's family heard of the death of Day and Holmes, five days later, they were stunned.
& # 39; We feel for them and understand their shock and horror because we are experiencing the same & # 39 ;, McDonald said. & # 39; And the situation is so bizarre that it begs to compare notes. & # 39;
He said the family contacted the US Department of Foreign Affairs to raise serious concerns about Schaup-Werner's death and requested an investigation.
& # 39; After learning a few days later of the surprising similarity to the incident with the couple from Maryland at the same resort, the family became concerned about potential implications.
& # 39; Why didn't the deaths of the Maryland couple initiate an investigation so close to Mrs. Shaup-Werner's death? Have other people died, he asked.
McDonald said that Schaup-Werner's body is scheduled to return to the US on Wednesday.
Holmes reported that he did not want to leave his vacation the week they both died
Their bodies were discovered in a room reportedly with & # 39; no signs of violence & # 39 ;. Shown is an example of a room at the resort
He also said that her family wanted US authorities to take over the investigation and toxicological tests to be carried out, which he said the Dominican authorities had not done.
Based on conversations with an official from the US Department of Foreign Affairs, McDonald said he expects the FBI to contact the family in the future.
When describing Schaup-Werner, McDonald said she liked to travel to the Caribbean and clearly enjoyed being in the Dominican Republic.
& # 39; She was friendly, she was vibrant and lively, & # 39; he said about his deceased relative. & # 39; She had a lot of life in her. & # 39;
Meanwhile, the national police of the Dominican Republic said Monday that day and Holmes suffered from chronic high blood pressure.
& # 39; The evidence in the room shows that they may have died of high blood pressure from the heart & # 39 ;, the agency said, according to CBS News in Baltimore.
& # 39; We have found many drugs to treat that disease and according to the medical history provided by the family, both had high blood pressure, & # 39; the police said.
Dag and Holmes would leave a week ago, the same day their bodies were discovered in a room reportedly with & # 39; no signs of violence & # 39 ;.
A hotel employee found them, but it was not reported whether the medicine bottles were empty.
Holiday snapshots show these lovers and have fun in the Dominican Republic this week
He also shared Day's snaps – who have an adult son – who poses with a parrot and a monkey
Diario Libre reported that the National Police of the Dominican Republic had found in their investigation that on Thursday morning Holmes had argued for a hotel doctor who complained that he felt ill.
However, he reportedly refused medical care when they showed up.
Day & # 39; s sister, Sonya Jackson, told News4 that the US Embassy had confirmed the deaths.
According to the police, there was no sign of violence in the couple's room.
Holmes & # 39; sister said her brother & # 39; had a great time when she spoke to him a few days ago.
In Facebook photos posted on May 28, Holmes said he was having fun. In a caption he stated that he was the & # 39; boat trip of his life !!! & # 39; had!
He also shared Day's snaps – who have an adult son – posing with a parrot and a monkey: & # 39; On my way to Saona Island with my baby. & # 39;
At one point he wrote: & # 39; Can someone please lend me $ 250,000 because I don't want to go home !!!!! & # 39;
US Department of State officials have issued travel advice for US tourists on their way to the DR, pointing out to & # 39; increased caution & # 39;
& # 39; Violent crime, including armed robbery, murder and assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic, & # 39 ;, the opinion said on April 15. & # 39; The wide availability of weapons, the use and trafficking of illicit drugs and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of crime on a wider scale. & # 39;
& # 39; Fun in the DR with my baby & # 39 ;: Holmes last posted on Facebook on Tuesday, two days before the bodies were found
The US Department of Foreign Affairs expressed its condolences to the couple's families.
& # 39; We are in close contact with local authorities about their investigation into the cause of death & # 39 ;, the ministry said in a statement to ABC News. & # 39; We are ready to provide all necessary consular assistance. The US Department of Foreign Affairs and our embassies and consulates abroad have no greater responsibility than the protection of US citizens abroad. Out of respect for the family in this difficult time, we have no further comments. & # 39;
The resort in La Romana said earlier that it is & # 39; deeply saddened by the incident & # 39 ;.
TIME LINE: American tourists who died mysteriously or were struck by diseases in the Dominican Republic
June 2018: Yvette Monique Sport, 51, from Glenside, Pennsylvania, dies after drinking from the minibar at a hotel in Bahia Principe in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Family said the previously healthy Sport had the drink, went to sleep and never woke up.
June 2018: Kaylynn Knull, 29, and Tom Schwander, 33, woke up in their Grand Bahia Principe hotel room with a thumping headache. They returned to the room later in the day for a & # 39; chemical odor & # 39; to find. The couple changed flights and flew home early.
July 2018: David Harrison dies while on vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana to celebrate his wedding anniversary. He woke up struggling to breathe and covered with sweat. He died the same day. His widow said he had visited the doctor before the trip who had given him a clean health certificate.
October, 2018: Awilda Montes, 43, from New York, claims to have drunk a bottle of soft drink from the minibar at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in La Romana that turned out to be. She survived but suffered from chemical burns.
April 10, 2019: Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, fell ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his minibar in the room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana – the same hotel as Harrison.
April 14: Wallace dies in the hospital four days after becoming ill.
May 25: Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvannia, dies within hours of having a drink from the resort's mini-bar across the island at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana.
May 25: Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, of Maryland, check in at the Bahia Principe Hotel, La Romana.
30th of May: Dag and Holmes are found dead in their rooms.
The resort released this statement and said it was & # 39; deeply sad & # 39; was by the death of the couple
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