Herman Echevarria, star of the reality show, Real Housewives of Miami has been found dead.

The body of the 61 year old businessman was discovered inside Miami’s Epic Hotel on Monday morning.

Police were contacted after he failed to show up for work and are now investigating the cause of death although sources have said he may have died in his sleep after suffering a heat attack.

Herman starred in the programme with ex-wife Alexia, with whom he founded Venue magazine.