First wife of former president Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, has passed away at the age of 73, the Trump family announced in a statement.
In a statement published on Truth Social, Donald Trump referred to his first wife as “a fantastic, gorgeous, and amazing woman, who led a tremendous and inspirational life.”
Eric Trump, Ivana Trump‘s son, remembered his mother in an Instagram post.
Ivana Trump’s Children remembers her as an incredible mother
“Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric Trump wrote. “She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination.”
The New York Police Department said in a statement that police found Ivana Trump unresponsive at the scene and Emergency Medical Services pronounced her dead. There were no signs of foul play and the city’s medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
Ivana Trump grew up in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia, south of Prague, according to a biography on the site of talent agency CMG Worldwide. She moved to Canada in the 1970s and worked as a ski instructor before beginning a modeling career.