UPDATE: Ivana Trump’s cause of death is confirmed

UPDATE: Ivana Trump's cause of death is confirmed

A medical examiner has ruled that Ivana Trump died as the result of injuries to her torso possibly caused by an accidental fall.

 

UPDATE: Saturday, July 16 at 0:59am

According to TMZ, a medical examiner has ruled that Ivana Trump’s death was an accident. Her death occurred as the result of blunt impact injuries to her torso, caused by a fall. Her body was discovered by the housekeeper when she arrived for work at around 12:30pm on Thursday, July 14.

Police sources told the media outlet that they received a call informing them that Ivana had gone into cardiac arrest after being found near the foot of a staircase in the East 64th Street apartment in New York’s Manhattan district.

UPDATE: Friday, July 15 at 2:28pm

According to police sources, speaking with the New York Times, Ivana Trump was found ‘unconscious and unresponsive’ near the foot of a staircase in her apartment on home on East 64th Street in the New York district of Manhattan. Her body was found at around 12:40pm local time.

Her exact cause of death will not be confirmed until an official post-mortem examination at the medical examiner’s office has been carried out. One hypothesis is that the socialite fell down the stair after suffering cardiac arrest or a similar health problem. Two people close to the investigation told AP that the police believe it was an accidental death.

An employee at a local salon told dailymail.co.uk that Ivana had a hair appointment scheduled at the salon later that same day. She was due to fly to St Tropez today, Friday, July 15, and had been busy preparing for her trip said sources.

Thursday, July 14 at 10:pm

A spokesperson for the Trump family has confirmed to ABC News today, Thursday, July 14, that Donald Trump’s first wife, the Czech-American businesswoman Ivana Trump, has been found dead in her apartment in the New York City district of Manhattan. Her death, at the age of 73, was said to have been natural causes.

‘Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and a 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”, read a statement from the family.

It added: ‘She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children, and ten grandchildren’.

Florida Congressman Byron Donalds was among many posting tributes on Twitter:

Piers Morgan added @piersmorgan:

Ivana married Donald Trump in 1973, and they had three children together: Donald Trump Jr, Ivana Marie Trump, better known as Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump.

She went on to be a pivotal force in the future President’s Trump Organisation, holding the positions of CEO and president of Trump’s Castle Casino resort, and she was also manager of the Plaza Hotel.

After the couple divorced in 1992, Ivana developed her own lines of clothing, fashion jewellery, and beauty products. These were sold on the Home Shopping Network, and QVC London channels. Between 1995 and 2010 she wrote a column for Globe called ‘Ask Ivana’. As an author, Ivana had several books published, including works of self-help, fiction, and an autobiography.

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