Herman was found dead in his Miami apartment on Monday morning

By Natalie Stone
Updated September 26, 2016 05:05 PM
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Real Housewives of Miami‘s Alexia Echevarria is “heartbroken over the sudden passing of” her late husband Herman, who was found dead Monday morning.

According to Miami Police Department Officer Cedano, Herman was found dead in his apartment at the Epic Hotel on Monday morning. Though his death is still under investigation, it is assumed that he died of natural causes.

Alexia, who starred on RHOM from 2011 to 2013, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to address the recent passing of Herman, who she separated from in 2015.

“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 penned in a heartfelt post on the social media app.

Herman appeared on the Bravo reality series and lived with Alexia and her two sons in Miami before the couple separated.

More to come.