'Shark Tank' Star's Brother Died in Dominican Republic

Tourists rest at Bavaro beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic on Jan. 16 2012

Tourists rest at Bavaro beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic on Jan. 16 2012

The brother of a "Shark Tank" star was found dead in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic, and the death comes after the deaths of six other US tourists visiting the DR have been brought to light. At the time, John was waiting for his girlfriend to arrive, the outlet said.

Corcoran tells media she does not believe an autopsy has been performed. He was said to be Barbara Corcoran's favorite of her nine siblings, a larger-than-life personality who was always the life of the party.

"John Corcoran passed away at the end of April in the DR from what is believed to be natural causes", Emily Burke, Barbara Corcoran's assistant, told Fox News.

"We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in April 2019 in the Dominican Republic", the U.S. State Department told Fox News. Several had alcoholic drinks shortly before their deaths.

Four American visitors have died in mysterious circumstances on the island in the last two months, while the families of two other tourists who died there in 2018 say they suspect their loved ones met foul play. The testing and the FBI's involvement marked the first public indications that officials in the US and the Dominican Republic have considered the possibility of something other than natural causes.

The deceased include a 41-year-old woman from Pennsylvania and a Maryland couple who were found dead in their hotel room.

However, the FBI has launched a joint investigation with local authorities in the Dominican Republic, NPR reported Wednesday .

TMZ reported six USA tourists have been found dead since June 2018 - two at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, and four at various Bahia Principe resorts.

Three of the deaths were reportedly due to heart attacks, but one also lists an accumulation of fluid in the lungs, known as pulmonary edema, as a cause of death, TMZ said.

The brother of a "Shark Tank" star was among the spate of recent American deaths in the Dominican Republic.

In recent days, the family of a Pennsylvania woman who was vacationing in the Dominican Republic past year said she died in her room at the Bahia Principe Resort in Punta Cana after she had a drink from the minibar. He and his friend were staying at a "private home" that had no mini bar or "malfunctioning" air conditioning units, she told People.