Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, and the mother of Ivanka, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, was found dead at her New York City home on Thursday, 14 July 2022.
The 73-year-old’s body was discovered by building staff following a call about a “report of cardiac arrest” at her address. An investigation is underway to determine whether Ivana Trump may have fallen down the stairs at her home on East 64th Street as she was found at the bottom of the staircase and believed to have suffered cardiac arrest.
Donald Trump honoured his ex-wife in a statement posted on his Truth Social platform, calling her a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.
He added, “Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”
Ivana was working as a model in the early 70s when she meet Donald Trump in New York in 1976. They married a year later with their nuptials coming to an end in 1992 after Donald Trump’s publicized affair with Marla Maples surfaced.
They were considered one of New York City’s most prominent power couples in the 80s. Ivana worked as the vice president of interior design for the Trump brand and managed the legendary Plaza Hotel in New York, all while raising their three children.
She was an integral part in helping develop the Trump tower, Trump’s signature building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan along with many other high-profile real estate projects.
Ivanka Trump tweeted, “Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. She lived life to the fullest — never forgoing an opportunity to laugh and dance,
“I will miss her forever and will keep her memory alive in our hearts.”
Heartbroken by the passing of my mother. Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. She lived life to the fullest — never forgoing an opportunity to laugh and dance.
I will miss her forever and will keep her memory alive in our hearts always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EyhrLNLUJw
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 14, 2022