The news that Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, had passed away on Thursday startled the entire world. She wasn’t even 73.
Ivana was much more than just the former first lady of the United States’ wife in the late 1970s; she was also a successful businesswoman, author, clothing designer, and, most importantly, a devoted mother.
She was raised in the factory town of Zlin, in the former communist country of Czechoslovakia, by her parents Marie, a telephone operator, and Milos, an engineer who passed away in 1990. Ivana skied competitively for the national skiing team when she was young, and the sport served as the motivation for her life.
Ivana was the mother of Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Don Jr.
Ivanka, who was in mourning, paid tribute to her deceased mother by writing, “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.”
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
According to police officials, she might have sadly passed away after tumbling down the steps of her New York City residence.
Police are looking into whether Ivana went down the stairs from her house after she was discovered unconscious near the bottom, according to the Associated Press.
Officials said they suspect she died as a consequence of an accident.
After responding to a 911 call on Thursday, officers discovered the 73-year-old unresponsive, a police 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.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
According to Fox:
An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News Digital there is no criminality suspected and police are staging outside her Upper East Side home for security purposes. A spokesperson for the NYPD also told Fox News that Trump was found unconscious “in close proximity” to the bottom of a staircase in her apartment.