Johnny “The Greek” Karagiorgis, who had guest-starred on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, died over the weekend.

Johnny Karagiorgis Dies

Karagiorgis died of a sudden massive heart attack on Saturday. His passing was confirmed by his wife, Penny Drossos, on Facebook, reported Us Weekly.

“My heart is broken my world is shattered. John Karagiorgis had a massive heart attack yesterday evening and has left us,” she wrote. “Thank you all for your texts messages and support but please understand I’m still in shock n denial that this has happen. Please understand I need sometime to grieve with my kids at this time. (sic)”

Drossos has also shared a picture from her and Karagiorgis’ wedding day as well as pictures of him with their son and daughter on Facebook.

Karagiorgis and Drossos were featured on The Real Housewives of New Jersey during the show’s fifth season, as housewives Kim DePaula and Teresa Giudice frequented Drossos Fair Lawn, N.J., hair salon, Medusa’s Hair Loft. During that season, Karagiorgis, who owns hot dog restaurant Rutt’s Hut, was involved in a brawl with Joe Gorga and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita.

Following the fight, Karagiorgis and Drossos filed criminal charges against the three others. Although the charges were eventually dropped, the couple never appeared on the Bravo show again.

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