As a string of deaths of American tourists staying in the Dominican Republic have family members raising questions, Barbara Corcoran, a real estate mogul and Shark Tank star, revealed Tuesday that her brother died under eerily similar circumstances to six other Americans.
John Corcoran, 60, who owned Statewide Roofing and Siding in Edgewater, was found dead in his Dominican Republic hotel room in April, his sister told TMZ.
Barbara said that her brother was discovered by his friend who was staying at the same suite, and that while no autopsy was performed, she was told that he died of a heart attack, according to the report.
John is the seventh American tourist to be found dead in the Dominican Republic since last June and the family members of the others have suggested that the deaths are connected and are suspicious, according to the New York Times.
Four were found dead at Bahia Principe resorts and two at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, TMZ reported. It was unclear at which resort John was staying.
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.
A Maryland Couple, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, died in their hotel room and the cause of their deaths was listed as respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, according to reports.
The cause of death of the sixth tourist has not been revealed.
At least two of the tourist died after drinking from their hotel room minibars; a California man and a tourist from Pennsylvania, the New York Post said.