The funeral of the late Ivana Trump, first wife of former President Donald Trump, was held Wednesday at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City.
Ivana Trump died Thursday after sustaining injuries from a fall in her Upper East Side home, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office announced. She was 73 years old.
She was married to the former president from 1977 to 1992, and they had three children together: Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.
“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, a caring mother and friend,” the Trump family said in a statement at the time of her death.
In a statement on his Truth Social platform, former President Trump called her “a wonderful, beautiful, incredible woman who has led a wonderful and inspiring life.”
He attended the funeral service, alongside former first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.
Ivana Trump was found unconscious and unresponsive at the bottom of a flight of stairs in her apartment, law enforcement sources said. His death was ruled accidental, according to the medical examiner.
Known for her glamour, Ivana Trump created her own clothing line and helped design the interior of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Trump Tower. She was also a best-selling author and worked for her ex-husband’s business empire as a senior executive, where she served as CEO of Trump’s Castle, a hotel-casino in Atlantic City.
In lieu of flowers, her family is asking people to donate to Florida nonprofit Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the organization said on its website.