The New York Police Department said on Thursday that there “appears to be no criminality” related to his death. According to a statement, police received a 911 call about a “person assisted” around 12:40 p.m. ET and found a “73-year-old woman unconscious and unresponsive.”
The New York Fire Department said it responded to a report of an individual suffering cardiac arrest at the residence, with the time and location of that response matching the location the NYPD linked to Trump. Firefighters said the victim was dead on arrival.
EMS, police said, pronounced Trump dead at the scene.
Raised in communist Czechoslovakia, Ivana Trump has partnered with Donald Trump on some of his biggest real estate projects. The two divorced in 1992 following his tabloid affair with Marla Maples – who later became Donald Trump’s second wife and mother of their daughter, Tiffany.
After the divorce, Ivana Trump married and divorced twice more while maintaining a jet-setting, globe-trotting lifestyle.
His children paid tribute on Thursday to his business acumen, his humor and his passion.
Ivanka Trump tweeted that she was “heartbroken over the passing of (her) mother”, adding: “She lived her life to the fullest – never giving up an opportunity to laugh and dance. I will forever miss her and I will keep his memory alive in our hearts always.”
This story was updated with additional details on Friday.