‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Opens Up About Brother’s Death in Dominican Republic

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As news continues to swirl about the increasing number of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic as of late, Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran wants to make one thing very clear.

Her brother John Corcoran died of natural causes.

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“It’s made it to the news by now that my dear brother John passed away in the Dominican Republic back in April,” Corcoran wrote on her Instagram page on Thursday (June 13.) “He loved the DR and vacationed there frequently. My brother had an existing heart condition and we believe he died of natural causes, but you’re still never ready for the death of a loved one.”

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Corcoran went on to express her sadness over the string of American tourists who have died suddenly in the popular vacation destination as of late.

“I’m overwhelmed with sadness for the lost lives in the DR and my thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones,” she wrote. “Thank you for all your thoughts and good wishes. I appreciate your love and kindness.”

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John Corcoran’s rep Emily Burke told USA Today that John’s death was unlike the other cases that are currently being investigated.

“He was not staying at a hotel and had an existing heart condition,” Burke told the newspaper. “John loved and frequently visited the Dominican.”

We send our condolences to all those mourning John’s death.