Ivana Trump Dead at 73: Former President Trump’s ex-wife found at bottom of staircase

New York Post

Ivana Trump, the Czech American ex-wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., died Thursday. She was 73.

Trump was discovered at the bottom of a staircase in her home on 10 E. 64th St. in Manhattan at 12:40 p.m., police sources told The Post. Authorities believe she suffered cardiac arrest, but the official cause of death has yet to be determined. She was found by cops who were called to her home for a wellness check, police said.

“Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric Trump said in a statement announcing her death. “She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”

A source close to Ivanka Trump told The Post the former first daughter is in “shock” over her mother’s death.

“They were super close,” the source said, adding that Ivana Trump had spent her last days with family in New York City.

“Her health has been in decline over the past few years,” the source added.

Outside her townhouse, Eric Trump told reporters, “It’s a very sad day, guys. It’s a very sad day,” as he left his mother’s home with wife Lara Trump.

Trump, born Ivana Marie Zelníčková, married the developer in 1977. The two divorced in 1992, but she kept her ex-husband’s surname. She held many roles in Trump family businesses through her life.

“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,” the former president wrote on Truth Social, his social media platform. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.”

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