"The Echevarria family is heartbroken over the sudden passing of our patriarch Herman Echevarria this morning," she wrote in a statement. "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."
Additional details about a cause of death had not been confirmed as of press time. According to E! News, Alexia and Herman separated in 2015 and recently divorced. Together they founded Venue magazine. Before his death, Herman had been a stepfather to Alexia's two sons from a previous marriage, Peter and Frankie. The network sends sincere condolences to Alexia and all Herman's family and friends at this very difficult time.
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