Bethenny Frankel’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields’ death will forever remain a mystery.
His official cause of death has been listed as “undetermined” since no autopsy was performed, The Blast reports.
NYC Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson told the site, “An OCME autopsy was not performed in this case due to a religious objection, upheld by law in such instances where no criminality is suspected.”
According to TMZ, Shields was able to share some crucial information with EMTs who were trying to save his life earlier this month. When asked what prescription drugs he ingested, Shields named oxycodone, Vicodin, and a sleeping pill.
According to doctors, the drug combination can result in death, due to synergistic effects.
Before EMTs and police arrived on the scene, his assistant had reportedly administered two doses of Narcan. Law enforcement sources pointed out Shields was given another dose of Narcan, but it was too late.
Shields died suddenly August 10 at his Trump Tower apartment at the age of 51.