Ivana Trump, a Czech immigrant who was the first wife of Donald Trump during his rise to prominence as a celebrity and real estate investor in the 1980s and was the mother of his three eldest children, died July 14 at her home in Manhattan. She was 73.
The former president announced her death in a post on Truth Social, the social media outlet he launched.
Mrs. Trump was found unconscious on a staircase in her East 64th Street home near Central Park after police received an emergency call at 12:40 p.m. and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the event.
New York police detectives began an investigation and found no sign of forced entry or obvious sign of trauma suggesting criminality.
The New York City medical examiner’s office will try to determine if a fall down a set of stairs may have contributed to her death, officials said.
Throughout the 13 year marriage, Mrs. Trump had an active role in her husband’s businesses, even when their children were toddlers. In 1979, she became a vice president in the Trump organization, in charge of decorating the interiors of some of her husband’s properties. In 1984, Donald Trump bought a mansion in Greenwich, Conn., followed a year later by the $10 million purchase of the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla and so much more.
Editing by Omotola Oguneye