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Police say hairstylist, George Ortiz, appeared on several seasons of the Lifetime reality show “Project Runway.” Upon arrival at his apartment, officers found the 45-year-old male unconscious, unresponsive and face up on his bed.
According to director of public affairs Julie Bolcer of the NYC Chief Medical Examiner’s office, the cause of death is asphyxia by covering of head with fastened plastic bag and displacement of oxygen by nitrogen; the manner of death is suicide.
Ortiz served as a key hairstylist on 53 episodes of the reality competition series from 2006–10, according to IMDb.
Ortiz cause of death is being investigated as a suicide. Antonetti says Ortiz was last seen alive on Sunday.
Representatives for the show didn’t immediately return a request for comment.