'Real Housewives of Miami' Star Herman Echevarria Found Dead in Miami Hotel Room

by Leena Tailor 8:26 AM PDT, September 27, 2016
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UPDATE: The Miami Police department has completed its investigation regarding the death of Real Housewives of Miami star Herman Echevarria, citing the cause of death as natural. _____________________________________________________

Real Housewives of Miami star Herman Echevarria was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday morning, ET can confirm.

The Miami Police Department tells ET that that they received a call at 11:32am from the Epic Hotel and Residence in Miami. “Upon arrival officers discovered that former Real Housewives of Miami Herman Echevarria Sr. was found deceased in his residence,” the MPD tells ET.

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Police officials believe Echevarria was living at the complex and added that they do not suspect foul play, with the case still under investigation.

Echevarria’s ex-wife Alexia Echevarria expressed her heartache at the news on Instagram.

“The Echevarria family is heartbroken over the sudden passing of our patriarch Herman Echevarria this morning,” she wrote. “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.”

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The couple separated in 2015.

(Originally published Monday, September 26, 2016, at 5:15pm PT)