More than a week after she was last seen alive, Bethenny Frankel’s interior designer was discovered dead inside her Upper East Side apartment.
Around 8 p.m. on Sunday, the 49-year-old Brooke Gomez’s body was found in her apartment near East 94th Street and Madison Avenue in what has been described as an advanced state of decomposition, as originally reported by DailyMail.com.
The Post was informed by people acquainted with the matter that the police have not considered Gomez’s death to be suspicious.
Investigating was the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of Gomez’s death remained unknown as of Wednesday.
Her final Instagram post, dated Oct. 23, featured a poignant quote that read: “There’s a future version of you that is so proud you didn’t give up.”
Before starting her own company, Brooke Gomez Design, in 2019, Gomez worked for eighteen years for Gomez Associates, the interior design company that her mother, Mariette Himes Gomez, founded.
Gomez gained notoriety for her role in Bravo TV’s 2013 “Bethenny Ever After” second season, during which she renovated Bethel’s $5 million Tribeca apartment.
Regarding the terrible passing of her designer, Frankel has remained silent.
According to the website of her business, Gomez has just finished design work for A-listers Michael J. Fox and Sigourney Weaver.
Gomez was raised “in a series of work in progress construction sites,” according to her official biography, after being born in New York City to parents who were interior designers and architects.
Her childhood brownstone served as the model for the dollhouse her father constructed for her.
Gomez attended an undisclosed private school before graduating from the esteemed Brown University with a degree in political science. However, in 2001, she made the decision to follow in her mother’s footsteps and work for her interior design company.
“Interior design is very creative and very cerebral,” Gomez was quoted as saying. “And that’s the juxtaposition I was looking for.”
Gomez’s designs were featured in apartments and homes in the Big Apple, Connecticut, the Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Turks and Caicos.