Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of his three oldest children, has died at her New York City home at the age of 73.
The Trump family released a statement confirming her death, saying:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump,” it read. “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.”
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Local media reported that police responded to a call of a person in cardiac arrest at 10 East 64th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 12:40 p.m. Officials say she appeared to have died of natural causes and her death is not considered suspicious.
Former President Trump issued a statement calling his ex-wife a “wonderful, beautiful, amazing woman” and added that she led a “great and inspirational life.”
Ivana, a former Czech-American supermodel, married Donald Trump in 1977, but the pair split in 1992. They shared three children; Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Ivana went on to become a successful businesswoman following the divorce, and developed her own lines of clothing, jewelry, and beauty products. The Czechoslovakian-born beauty also authored several books and wrote an advice column for Globe until 2010.
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