Ivana Trump died of accident, blunt impact injuries, NYC medical examiner rules – NBC Chicago

  • Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, died in an accident from blunt force injuries to her chest, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said.
  • The official decision came a day after Ivana, 73, was found dead at her Manhattan residence.
  • The New York Attorney General’s Office said it had agreed, at the request of lawyers for Donald Trump and two of his children, to postpone depositions scheduled for next week in light of Ivana’s death.

Ivana Trump, the former president’s first wife donald trumpdied in an accident from blunt force injuries to her torso, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced Friday.

A senior New York City official with direct knowledge of the case said the circumstances of his death were consistent with a fall down the stairs, NBC News reported. The official added that the death was not suspicious.

The official decision came a day after Ivana, 73, was found dead at her Manhattan residence after New York firefighters responded to a call from there.

Earlier Friday, the New York State Attorney General’s office said it had agreed, at the request of lawyers for Donald Trump and two of his children, to postpone their depositions scheduled for next week in light of of Ivana’s death.

A spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of Ivana’s death was “blunt force trauma” and the manner of her death was an “accident”.

“After publishing this decision, the OCME will not comment further on the investigation,” the spokesperson said.

A senior New York City official told NBC News on Thursday that Ivana Trump was found on the spiral staircase of her apartment when authorities first arrived.

Before the medical examiner’s findings were made public on Friday, Donald Trump said that “out of love and respect for Ivana” he was postponing until July 22 a rally scheduled for Saturday in Arizona in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari. Lake.

Ivana, who was a former model and ski racer, was born in what was then Czechoslovakia.

She married brash real estate mogul Trump in 1977 and held senior positions in his companies, including the Trump Organization.

The couple had three children – Donald Trump Jr., 44, Ivanka Trump, 40, and Eric Trump, 38.

The Trumps’ 1990 divorce was acrimonious, with the two sides battling it out in the Big Apple tabloids, the New York Post and New York Daily News, as much as in the courtroom.

The split was at least partially sparked by Donald Trump’s affair with Marla Maples, who became his second wife.

Trump, 76, married his third wife, Melania, in 2005.

The elder Trump, Donald Jr. and Ivanka were due to be deposed next week by investigators from Attorney General Letitia James’ office as part of an investigation into how the Trump Organization reported the value of various real estate assets. James looks to see if the company illegally manipulated these appraisals for financial benefits, such as lower taxes or more favorable loan terms.

Eric Trump has already been deposed in the case, but has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 500 times, James’ office said in a January court filing.

James’ spokesperson said on Friday: “In light of the death of Ivana Trump yesterday, we have received a request from the attorney for Donald Trump and his children to adjourn all three depositions, which we have agreed to. “

“This is a temporary delay, and depositions will be rescheduled as soon as possible. There is no further information on dates or otherwise to be provided at this time,” the spokesperson said.

“We offer our condolences to the Trump family.”

NBC Chicago

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