Brooke Gomez, reality TV star, found dead in NYC
She was Bethenny Frankel’s interior designer
— Reality TV star and interior designer to the stars Brooke Gomez was found dead in her Upper East Side apartment; her corpse in an advanced state of decomposition, cops said Wednesday.
Investigators suspect that Gomez, 49, had been dead for days before a concerned friend showed up at her tony Madison Avenue building near East 94th Street — just a block from Central Park — about 8 p.m. Sunday and asked the building superintendent to check on her.
The friend told police she hadn’t heard from Gomez, who was a regular in the second season of Bethenny Frankel’s Bravo reality Show “Bethenny Ever After,” in at least a week.
No wounds were found on
Gomez’s body, said police, who do not believe her death is suspicious. The city Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine how she died.
Gomez appeared in the second season of “Bethenny Ever After” to help renovate and remodel “Real Housewives” star Frankel’s $5 million Tribeca home.
Considered a visionary in her field, Gomez was the daughter of celebrated decorator Mariette Himes Gomez, who also appeared in the reality show.
Her other A-list clients included stars Michael J. Fox and Sigourney Weaver.
Gomez’s Instagram page posted an announcement of her death Wednesday, describing the interior designer as “a light that shined brilliantly on everyone who knew her.”