Tragedy has hit one of the families involved in “The Real Housewives of Miami” with news emerging that Herman Echevarria, Sr. was found dead of a suspected heart attack.
Miami police have completed their investigation and ruled the cause of death as natural. They also confirm that Echevarria’s family is in town and currently making funeral arrangements.
First reported by E! News, Echevarria — who appeared on the show with wife Alexia Echevarria (the couple reportedly separated last year) — was found dead this morning in his hotel room “when family and employees found it odd that he didn’t show up to work and wasn’t answering his phone.”
Police have confirmed Echevarria’s death, and that the body was found at the Epic Hotel in Miami.
The Echevarria family confirmed their loss in an Instagram post:
The Echevarria family is heartbroken over the sudden passing of our patriarch Herman Echevarria this morning. He was a family man, a hardworking businessman, dedicated to helping others and a pillar of his community that was loved by everyone who’s life he touched. We ask that you Please respect our privacy during this time of grieving. – Alexia Echevarria