The Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Johnny ‘The Greek’ Karagiorgis Dies of Heart Attack

johnny the greekAccording to ET, Johnny Karagiorgis has passed away due to a heart attack.

Known as ‘The Greek’ on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Johnny Karagiorgis, became a reality tv star as series regulars Kim DePaola and Teresa Giudice visited his hair salon back in 2013.

Karagiorgis was said to be planning a new reality tv project that he was going to call Legend’s Road. He wanted the show to document “young athletes of different ages, ranging from middle school to high school, training for their upcoming season in different strength and conditioning schools,” Karagiorgis told theRealMRHouswife.com last September.

On Saturday, Johnny’s friend Dave Paladino took to Instagram to express his condolences.

“Devastating!! Lost a good friend tonight! Johnny The Greek @johnnythegrk rest well my friend #RIP #friend.”

Jerseylicious star Anthony Lombardi also took to social media to remember Karagiorgis.

“RIP to a good friend and a great man Johnny the Greek,” he wrote on his Facebook account.

Karagiorgis is survived by his son Niko and wife Penny.