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Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former U.S. President Donald Trump has died.

She was found on the staircase inside her apartment on Thursday, where she lived on the Upper-East Side in New York City.  She was 73 years old. Her passing was confirmed by her family. The local Medical Examiner’s office reportedly stated that Ivana Trump appeared to have suffered a cardiac arrest. An official cause of death has not been released as of yet.

Ivana and Donald Trump had three children together, sons Donald Jr. & Eric and daughter Ivanka. Eric lovingly paid tribute to his Mother on his social media with throw-back family photos from when he was a child, posing alongside his siblings and parents.

Eric Trump Pays Tribute To His Mother On Instagram

Photo Credit: Eric Trump Instagram

Eric Trump penned a loving tribute to his mother on behalf of his family.

“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. 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.”

Ivanka also posted a flashback photo on Instagram of her as a child with her mother, along with a sweet tribute. Ivanka, said of her mom, “Heartbroken by the passing of my mother. Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate, and wickedly funny. She modeled strength, tenacity and determination in every action. 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.” ❤️

Ivana (L-R) w/Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric

Photo: Ben Hider / Getty Images – New York City

Ivana was born in Czechoslovakia in 1949.

She studied physical education and languages in college before relocating to Canada in the 1970s. While living in Montreal she became a ski instructor and a model for the Eatons department store. In 1976, Ivana was visiting Manhattan during a business ski trip, when she met then real-estate developer, Donald Trump.

The two dated and later got married in 1977 until their separation in 1992. After their divorce, Trump married his second-wife Marla Maples and they have a daughter, named Tiffany. Trump and Maples split in 1999. And he went on to marry his current wife Melania in 2005 and they had a son, Barron in 2006. Ivana also married two more times during her life, after Trump.

Ivana and Donald Trump

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Undeniably, one of New York City’s most celebrated socialite couples in the 1980s and in the early 1990s was Donald and Ivana.

During their marriage, she solidified herself well within the Trump real-estate dynasty as a career woman. Ivana held positions as a Senior Executive including taking on a pivotal role in the area of interior design. She was described as a savvy, brilliant businesswoman. Ivana utilized her education and intelligence to become the CEO and President of the Trump Castle Hotel and the Atlantic City Casino. Many associates have said Trump’s Plaza Hotel flourished under Ivana’s project management, during the 80s.

Countless New Yorkers referred to her as a classy and sophisticated lady who moved on well after her very public break-up. As an international entrepreneur, Ivana would go on to launch her beauty, fashion and jewelry designs. Her signature businesses were featured regularly on The Home Shopping TV Network in the U.S. She also became a best-selling author, writing several books over the years.

Donald and Ivana Trump

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She and Donald maintained a close relationship throughout his political term.

Sources say that he regularly asked Ivana for her advice on social and political matters. The former President fondly remembered Ivana on Thursday by posting on his own Truth Social media platform, writing: “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!”

Published by Holr Magazine