Ricardo Fort, a playboy and reality starwho cruised South Beach with the likes of Pamela Anderson
, is dead at age 45.
Fort had broken his femur in Miami not long ago. Doctors, though, said he died from a heart attack caused by a massive digestive hemorrhage, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.
Fort was a larger-than-life character who was heir to the Felfort chocolate fortune and father to 9-year-old twins. He was a friend to Miami notables such as Elaine Lancaster and owned two Rolls-Royces.
In his last days, videos of him in an Argentine hospital bed had circulated. He said he was depressed and contemplating suicide.
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Fort loved expensive things, including cars and Rolex watches, and had his own clothing line. In 2009 he used his own money to fund a reality show about his life.
He was also a TV star who was a judge on the Spanish-language version of Dancing With the Stars. And he had a show on America TeVe. He had been linked romantically to both men and women, including two prominent rugby stars.