Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former President Donald Trump, passed away at the age of 73 after being discovered unconscious and close to the bottom of a staircase in her New York City residence, according to a report by Fox News.
“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City. She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.
“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!” Trump said Thursday in a Truth Social post.
After being married in 1977, Donald Trump and Ivana Trump had three kids: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was the first wife of former President Donald Trump and the couple divorced in 1992.
A 73-year-old man was discovered unconscious by police on Thursday after they responded to a 911 call, a New York City Police Department spokesperson told Fox News.
“On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 1240 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided individual at 10 East 64 Street, within the confines of the 19 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 73-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene,” the spokesperson said.
Police are stationed outside her Upper East Side house for security reasons, according to a representative for the NYPD who talked to Fox News Digital, although there is no criminal activity suspected.
Trump was discovered unconscious “in close proximity” to the bottom of a stairway at her residence, an NYPD spokesperson added to Fox News.
According to a source who spoke to Fox News, the New York City Fire Department responded to a report of a cardiac arrest at Trump’s home on Thursday afternoon.
Someone at Trump’s home called police to request a wellness check because he hadn’t seen her in a while, a law enforcement source told Fox News. It is unknown whether she fell when authorities arrived because they opened her door and discovered her at the bottom of the stairs.
Ivana Trump was described by the Trump family as “a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend” in a statement given to Fox News Digital.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump. Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend.
“Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren,” the statement read.