Businesswoman Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump, has died

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald J. Trump and mother of Don. Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump have died aged 73.

In a statement from Truth Social, the 45th President said:

I am very saddened to inform all who loved her, of which there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York. She was a wonderful, beautiful and incredible woman who led a wonderful and inspiring life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. She was so proud of them, like we were all so proud of her. Rest in peace Ivana!

From right to left: Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Blaine Trump and Robert Trump at the Rainbow Room in New York. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

WABC reports:

Police responded to a call for a person in cardiac arrest at 10 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side at 12:40 p.m., and an NYPD official said Ivana was found at the bottom of a flight of stairs . Law enforcement is investigating whether she may have fallen, but officials say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Ivana Trump, a businesswoman from Czechoslovakia, and Donald Trump were married in 1977. Throughout her life, she has worn many hats, working as a model, fashion designer, as well as the former vice- president of interior design for the Trump Organization. The couple divorced in 1992.

“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty and a caring mother and friend,” the Trump family said in a statement, according to ABC News.

Businesswoman Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump, has died

From left: Donald Trump, Jr., Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump attend the Ivana Living Legend Wine Collection Launch at Ten East 64th Street on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Many took to social media to express their condolences to Ivana’s family:

“My family and I send our love and prayers to President Trump,” Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric, “and to the entire Trump family for the loss of Ivana Trump,” the former press secretary wrote. White House Kayleigh McEnany. “Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.”

“Ivana Trump was a class act. RIP and condolences to his three children,” wrote John Nolte of Breitbart News. “She and the President have done an amazing job raising their 3 children. Too many children in this environment come out messy. Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric have grown into responsible adults any parent could be proud of.

“Very saddened to learn of the passing of Ivana Trump,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel wrote. “Please keep his children and the entire Trump family in your prayers.”

This story is developing.


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