The New York Fire Department told The US Sun they responded to Ivana’s Manhattan apartment on the Upper East Side at 12.39pm on Thursday after receiving a 911 call about a person in cardiac arrest.
Ivana was declared dead on arrival, the NYPD told The US Sun – adding that they are not considering her death suspicious and it appears she died of natural causes.
The Trump family released a statement confirming her death: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump.
“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.
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“She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”
Former President Trump called his ex-wife a “beautiful and amazing woman” who led a “great and inspirational 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,” Trump wrote on his Truth platform.
“She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
“She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump,” Eric wrote.
“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,” Eric concluded.
POWER COUPLE IN NY SOCIETY
Ivana married Trump in 1977, instantly becoming a tabloid figure in New York society during the ’80s.
During their marriage, she held a top position in the Trump Organization as vice president of interior design, CEO and president of Trump’s Castle casino resort, and manager of the Plaza Hotel.
The power couple worked together on several large projects, including the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the renovation of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC and the construction of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The power couple’s tabloid-worthy marriage came to a screeching halt with a bitter divorce in 1990.
Their troubled marriage and divorce became the subject of worldwide public interest after Trump’s affair with Marla Maples became public, and their split was finalized in 1992.
Following the divorce, Ivana developed her own lines of clothing, jewelry, and beauty products.
She married four times throughout her life, once before Trump and two times after.
MARRIAGE TO ROSSANO
Her most recent marriage was with Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi, whom she wedded in 2008.
The pair had known each other for 15 years and dated for six years before tying the knot.
They held an extravagant $3million wedding at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago with 400 guests – but divorced only a year later in 2009.
The long-distance relationship is what tore them apart and ultimately “ran its course,” Ivana told Page Six in 2019.
“Rossano spends a lot of time in Italy and I spend a lot of time in New York, Miami and St-Tropez, and he has to work,” she said.
“The long-distance relationship really doesn’t work. We had a good time and are friends. The split was amicable.”
Although their marriage ended in 2009, their on-again, off-again relationship continued until 2019, before finally calling it quits.
Rubicondi told Page Six that “Ivana is always family for me” and she has a “good heart … we are super close. I have good respect for her.”
The Italian actor died suddenly last October at the age of 49.
When Rossano passed, Ivana told PEOPLE: “I’m devastated.”
‘I’M FIRST LADY’
Ivana and Trump’s wife, Melania, haven’t always seen eye to eye and their relationship spilled over when she proclaimed she was ‘the first lady”.
“And I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that, because I’m basically first Trump wife. OK? I’m first lady,” she told the outlet.
Ivana made the sly comments while she was on a press tour to promote her memoir, Raising Trump.
A spokesperson for Melania slammed Ivana after the interview saying the White House’s first lady “plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books.
“There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. Unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
Ivana is survived by her three children with the former president.