According to police sources, Ivana Trump was found unconscious and unresponsive at the stairs at her apartment.
Authorities think she had a cardiac arrest, but the precise cause of death is still unknown.
The mother of Donald Trump’s three eldest children and first wife passed away on Thursday at the age of 73, the former president reported.
Donald Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social that Ivana Trump “died away at her residence in New York City.”
The New York Times said that police were looking into whether she fell down the stairs at her Manhattan residence, however he did not specify a cause of death.
Officers responded to a report at her Upper East Side apartment at about 12:40, a New York Police Department official said AFP in an email (1740 GMT).
“Officers arrived and found a 73-year-old woman who was unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at the scene and declared the person dead there “added the spokesperson.
The statement said, “There does not appear to be any crime,” and the cause of death would be determined by the city’s medical examiner.
Ivana Trump “was a fantastic, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a terrific and inspirational life,” wrote Donald Trump, 76, in a social media post.
“Her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, were her pride and delight. She was extremely proud of them, just as we all were of her. Let Ivana rest in peace “Added he.
In 1977, Ivana Trump, a model who was born and raised in the former Czechoslovakia under communist government, wed Donald Trump, who was just starting out as a real estate developer.
On Thursday, Eric Trump shared a homage to his mother, who had a successful skiing career as a child in Eastern Europe.